St Vincent’s Hospice brought CarFest into Paisley town centre last Saturday for the motoring extravaganza of the year and raised more than £7,500.00!

Paisley town centre was packed with visitors young and old to see the fantastic array of cars, bikes and trucks on display as well as enjoy the fantastic live music and children’s entertainment.

Even the sun came out to play!

There were classic, vintage and specialist custom cars on show, as well as muscle cars, supercars and emergency vehicles, not to mention motorbikes and even free rickshaw rides!

As well as treats for motor enthusiasts, there was plenty of family-friendly fun with fairground rides, children’s entertainment, stalls, tombola and a prize raffle.

Organised by MaxSafe Solutions and sponsored by Paisley First, the event offered free entertainment for all the family, as well as raising money for such a worthy cause!

This was the fourth year of St. Vincent’s Hospice CarFest but its first visit to the town centre with all funds raised on the day supporting the Hospice in Howwood.

Paisley First Chairman, Ian Henderson, said: “We were thrilled to support the Hospice and the CarFest team in bringing this great event to Paisley town centre.”

“It was a great day out for all the family and all the local businesses joined in the fun too.”

Kate Lennon, Chief Executive of St. Vincent’s Hospice said: “ We were very excited to hold this event in Paisley for the first time. It was wonderful to meet old friends and new at this fabulous event.”

“Everyone at the hospice is truly grateful for all the support from our local communities”.

Willie Chrystal of MaxSafe Solutions said: “Having set up the initial CarFest a few years ago, after speaking with the fundraising team at the hospice during one of our training courses, I came up with the idea of hosting a show at the hospice.”

“It has been fantastically received by both the car owners and the public alike with vehicles of all shapes, sizes and years. Everyone has loved it. The work that the hospice provides for the people of Renfrewshire is exceptional. What better way for a petrolhead to have fun and also help raise some money.”

The event on Saturday 17th June kicked off with a procession of more than 100 cars taking part from Renfrew Road into the town centre just after 10 am.

The cars were then on show at locations including County Square, The Cenotaph, High Street and Johnston Street.