Head­way char­ity boost

East Kilbride News - - NEWS -

Stu­dents at South La­nark­shire Col­lege in East Kil­bride rose to the chal­lenge of rais­ing cash for a char­ity close to their hearts.

The events man­age­ment stu­dents or­gan­ised a race night for the brain in­jury as­so­ci­a­tion Head­way and gen­er­ated £1585.

They were in­spired by ma­ture student David Hog­ton, 38, from St Leonards, who spent two years bat­tling to over­come a brain in­jury sus­tained in a car crash which killed his friend.

David told the News:“We were ab­so­lutely over the moon to raise as much as we did.

“I know from per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence this will make a huge dif­fer­ence to Head­way. They helped me get my life back af­ter the crash.”

Fel­low or­gan­iser El­iz­a­beth New­lands, 42, from Calder­wood, added:“We had such great sup­port 270418col­lege_01 and there were peo­ple at the door of East Kil­bride Rugby Club on the night try­ing to get a ticket.

“We would like to thank ev­ery­one who sup­ported us from those who at­tended to the lo­cal busi­nesses who spon­sored us or gave us raf­fle prizes and alike.

“It was very much ap­pre­ci­ated and all of us who or­gan­ised the race night are de­lighted the cash is go­ing to a cause which is so close to our hearts.”

Fundrais­ers Caitlin Bron­sky, Tar­ryn Robertson, David Hog­ton, Mary Jane Musleh, El­iz­a­beth New­lands and Chloe Glen

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