The torchlit parade through Kier’s Hawkhead Village in Paisley from the Mary Russell School to the Accord Hospice is in memory of lost loved ones. The event culminates with the illumination of the hospice Christmas tree, with each light sponsored in the name of a friend or family member.
Every year Kier Living employees help to direct the parade through Hawkhead Village and park family members’ cars around the hospice on the development. This year the company made a £500 donation to sponsor refreshments for the evening.
Sales and marketing manager David Thomas said; “We are always looking to be involved with the communities in which we are building. At Hawkhead Village we support the Accord Hospice on a regular basis and felt that this year we wanted to make a donation to support this important annual event which provides a peaceful and reflective way for people to remember their loved ones at Christmas.
“Unfortunately this year the weather was not on our side but I’m sure all those who took part were ready for a hot drink and something to eat after the parade.”
Hawkhead Village is a landmark development built around the former Hawkhead Hospital. The site has been transformed into a significant residential community of more than 300 homes with the designs including elements of the original art deco style used at the location by world-famous Scottish architect Thomas Smith Tait.
An historic hospital building dating back to 1936 forms the centre piece of this urban village, which features three, four and five bedroom homes. A number of former staff cottages have been transformed into bespoke bungalows and terraced homes and further work is taking place on the old laundry and nursing home. The development was named the winner of the 2015 RICS Residential Award for Scotland.