They’re af­ter your blood

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

West Whit­law­burn Hous­ing Co-op­er­a­tive have or­gan­ised a char­ity football match in mem­ory of their founder, Phil Welsh.

Phil passed away two years ago this month.

To hon­our his mem­ory, the group he pi­o­neered will host the game in aid of the Phil Welsh Wel­fare Fund on Sun­day, Au­gust 9 from 4pm till 6pm.

The event, which takes place at the To­ry­glen Re­gional Football Cen­tre, will in­clude beat the goalie, a raf­fle and drinks and snacks.

Tick­ets are £ 5 for adults and £2 for chil­dren and are avail­able from the WWHC of­fices. Blood donors are wanted in Ruther­glen, Cam­bus­lang and Croft­foot.

On Tues­day, Au­gust 11, the Scot­tish Na­tional Blood Trans­fu­sion Ser­vice will make a re­turn to the Cam­bus­lang In­sti­tute, Greenlees Road, from 2pm to 3.45pm and 5.15pm to 7.30pm.

They will be back at Ruther­glen Town Hall on Novem­ber 3, from 2-3.45pm and from 5.15-7.30pm.

Then on De­cem­ber 3 they will visit the Croft­foot Parish Church hall, at 318 Croft­park Av­enue, from 4-7.30pm.

The ser­vice will make a fi­nal col­lec­tion of the year in Cam­bus­lang on De­cem­ber 23.

Donors can give blood ev­ery 12 weeks, about ev­ery three months or four times in a 12- month pe­riod.

Most peo­ple are able to give blood. As long as you are fit and healthy, weigh over seven stones 12lbs ( 50kg) and are aged be­tween 17 and 66 (up to 70 years if you have given blood be­fore) you should be able to give blood.

Visit www.scot­blood.co.uk for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on do­nat­ing.

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