Renfrewshire Council

Paisley Grammar and Paul McCartney

Renfrewshire schoolkids donate to Food Bank in time for Christmas

A group of school pupils from Renfrewshire have donated £700 to Renfrewshire Food Bank after receiving a donation from Paul McCartney.

The group from Paisley Grammar School performed on stage with the Beatles Legend at the SSE Hydro earlier this month, an experience which for many was their first time at a concert of that scale.

PGS cheque presentation The school were given a donation of £1000 after the event and have donated £700 to charity, with the remaining funds going to the school.

Andrew Dickie, Head of Expressive Arts at Paisley Grammar School, said the pupils had worked very hard rehearsing for the show with only a couple of days' notice and had thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

He said:

"Paul McCartney and all his team were so kind. Many kids had never been to a gig before never mind perform on stage at the Hydro with one of the biggest stars of the century!

"We were so grateful to receive a donation from Sir Paul. We knew we wanted to donate the majority to charity and the pupils chose to support the Food Bank."

Elizabeth Alexander, manager of Renfrewshire Food Bank, said:

"There has been a significant increase in demand at food banks across the country with the introduction of Universal Credit and we are always looking for extra donations here in Renfrewshire to ensure we are able to help those in need.

"I was delighted to receive the donation from Paisley Grammar School - the money will go a long way in enabling us to continue helping our community."

Well done Paisley Grammar!


Published 24 December 2018