Foodbank real winner of match
The Rutherglen branch of the SSP have handed over £75 and a whopping 12 bags of food to the Trussell Trust-run Blantyre foodbank. The cash was raised with a charity football game between the SSP and Burnside Blairbeth Church earlier this month.
David McClemont, from the Rutherglen branch, was on hand to hand over the cheque as well as the food last week.
David had been the busiest man on the park during the charity game, playing as goalkeeper as the church men showed little Christian charity while running out 15-3 winners.
But the real winners were the foodbank who received much needed funds and donations.
David said:“We were sad to learn recently that people in our local community are forced to rely more and more on foodbanks just to make sure their families have enough to eat.
“The fact that in 2013/14 around one fifth of food bank referrals in the UK were as a result of low incomes is a national scandal.
“Imagine working all week and still not having enough to feed your family.“
An exhibition looking at old Castlemilk is running at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum until January next year.
Entitled Castlemilk Roots, the exhibition looks at Castlemilk Estate during the 1860’s and includes some fascinating historical finds. Good cause David McClemont presents the cheque and food