A HOWWOOD hospice is encouraging residents to take on a sponsored fitness challenge this September.

St Vincent’s Hospice, which provides palliative care for patients and families in Renfrewshire who are affected by life-limiting conditions, hopes to raise funds this month to allow them to continue providing vital care for people in the community who need it most.

Carol-Anne Lamont, fundraising manager for St. Vincent’s Hospice, said: “The last six months have been surreal and challenging for us all. 

“With events and fundraising challenges cancelled or put on hold indefinitely, this month we need you to step up for local care, and take on a fitness challenge for our Hospice.

“Can you walk 5k every day? Are you ready to tackle a Monroe? Just looking to get fit and need a reason to finally start going those runs before work? This is your opportunity to get fit and give some vital support and funds to your local Hospice.

“Every penny raised makes such a difference to local families going through some of the hardest times in their life, and no challenge is too small. So please, if you’re looking to get back in shape after a long lockdown, do it for us

“Get in touch, tell us your story and Step Up for St. Vincent’s Hospice today!”

Fundraising packs and support are available by contacting the hospice’s fundraising department by calling 0150 570 5635 or emailing Info@svh.co.uk.