Conor’s way of saying thanks
A Rutherglen teenager has organised a charity event to raise funds for the hospital who cared for him when he was younger.
Conor Campbell (19), of Cityford Crescent, is studying a HND in Media and Communications at City of Glasgow College.
As part of the graded unit exam in his course, students must choose a sector of the media and create a folio of work. The former Trinity High pupil picked PR and advertising and decided to host a charity event in aid of Yorkhill Children’s Charity.
However the college course wasn’t the only reason he wanted to do something for Yorkhill as Conor explained: “I was in and out of Yorkhill when I was younger as I had severe skin problems as a child so it is a charity that means a lot to me and I am honoured to give something back.”
After conducting market research amongst family and friends, Conor has organised a charity football tournament and raffle at Fernhill Community Centre this Saturday (May 30) between 11am and 1pm.
He added: “This is the first time I have arranged such an event. I’m finding it quite difficult and challenging but also really enjoyable and I hope it all goes to plan and the day will be a success.”
The seven-a-side footie tournament is two hours long and will be made up of four teams in a group format.
Prizes for the raffle include Top a VIP booth package at Light Glasgow, a signed Motherwell FC top and ball and football canvasses as well as smaller prizes.
Conor added: “Unfortunately all the football players positions have been filled but raffle tickets and donation entry to the event is a way for people to donate money to the charity.
“If anyone wanted to donate out with that or help out any way they can they can email me conorcampbell1995@ hotmail.co.uk.”
Charity effort Conor Campbell