David Tennant helps raise £16,500 for Accord Hospice

Paisley actor David Tennant helped Accord Hospice raise a fantastic £16,500 by donating some unique items to a raffle.

David has been a long-term supporter of the Paisley hospice, following in the footsteps of his late mum and dad.

His father, the Very Rev Dr Alexander McDonald, helped found the hospice 40 years ago and his mother Helen was also cared for there in her final days before dying of cancer in 2007.

Helen was a devoted member of the Friends of Accord Hospice for many years, helping to raise thousands of pounds.

David’s mum, who was 67 when she died, was a tireless worker for the charity during her lifetime.

And to mark the hospice’s 40th birthday this year, David decided to donate a number of items from the set of Good Omens 2, the hit TV show he was filming at the time.

He also roped in fellow actors Michael Sheen and Jon Hamm as well as Good Omens co-writer Neil Gaiman, who signed and donated memoriabilia from the show.

A number of Dr Who memorabilia, notebooks and Accord t-shirts were also added as prizes for the raffle, which was £5 a ticket.

David Tennant donated a number of items for Accord Hospice to celebrate its 40th anniversary
The items up for auction donated by David Tennat and Neil Gaiman
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In a video to promote the raffle, David appeared in his trailer from the set of Good Omens 2 with his hair styled as the devil, the character he plays in the show.

He said: “I’m here to talk to you about Accord which is an extraordinary hospice in Paisley.

“It means a great deal to me and my family and I commend their work to you. But they need to raise a lot of money every year to keep going.”

David and his wife Georgia both promoted the raffle on social media and the event went global.

Raffle tickets were sold across the world with David’s fans promoting and sharing the prizes.

And the total reached a fantastic £16,500 for the hospice.

David McFadden, communications and fundraising manager, said: “The support was incredible across David’s fan bases. The raffle went really well, it’s one of the largest totals we’ve raised from a raffle.

“David has supported us in the past as he has a close connection to the hospice.

“We appreciate everything David and his wife Georgia do to support the hospice.”

To view David’s fundraising video, https://youtu.be/D4jwsuv2Aog

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Daily Record – Paisley