Food­bank real win­ner of match

Rutherglen Reformer - - Back To School -

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

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