Mum’s loss

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Will Hen­shaw

A Cam­bus­lang mum has told of her heartache – a year af­ter los­ing her son.

Tragic Scott Hayes died un­ex­pect­edly last sum­mer.

Mum Co­lette was speak­ing fol­low­ing a char­ity football tour­na­ment held in the 25year-old’s mem­ory.

A Cam­bus­lang mother has spo­ken of her heartache one year af­ter her beloved son trag­i­cally passed away.

Whit­law­burn man Scott Hayes died un­ex­pect­edly at the age of 25 at a friend’s flat in Toll­cross on June 29 last year.

The for­mer Cathkin High School pupil lived in Mor­ven Road with mum Co­lette and was hugely pop­u­lar in the area.

Co­lette ( 53), and Scott’s friend Ross Liv­ingston, ar­ranged a char­ity football tour­na­ment and func­tion at the Law­burn Inn to raise money for char­ity in his name.

And Co­lette says it’s ges­tures like this which help her through the grief.

She said: “I still think about him ev­ery day.

“I’m in the house my­self now and it’s quite hard, but my fam­ily and Scott’s friends keep me go­ing when it gets to tough times of the year like Scott’s birth­day or some­thing like that.

“Do­ing the fundraiser helps as well. It helps to raise money to good causes in his name.”

There was a char­ity football tour­na­ment held at To­ry­glen Re­gional Football Cen­tre on Sun­day, Au­gust 2.

Scott was a Liver­pool fan and the teams wore the club’s colours.

This was fol­lowed by a func­tion in the Law­burn Inn which in­cluded a raf­fle and games as well as a DJ.

Prizes for the raf­fle in­cluded a six-month gym mem­ber­ship to Im­pact Box­ing Gym in Cam­bus­lang as well as signed football tops.

The money raised will be split be­tween the Royal Hos­pi­tal for Chil­dren and Whit­law­burn Youth Club. Although the cash is still be­ing counted, the to­tal cur­rently stands at around £1000.

Co­lette added: “Scott went to the youth club when he was younger. I vol­un­teered for them this year and I de­cided I wanted some of the money to help them as they such a great club.”

Ross (30), who or­gan­ised the event, said: “It was a bit more in­ti­mate this year as it was just 30 of Scott’s clos­est friends.

“It was a good game. My team won in the end, but it was a great day out for two great causes.”

Michael Hall is a youth worker with the Whit­law­burn Youth Club, who op­er­ate out of Whit­law­burn Re­source Cen­tre.

He helped out at the func­tion by DJing and help­ing to run games for the young­sters.

Michael said: “Co­lette has vol­un­teered with us be­fore and I know the fam­ily.

“Scott re­ally was a great guy. “The func­tion went re­ally well. There were a lot of peo­ple there and ev­ery­one had a great time.”

Co­lette added: “I’d like to thank ev­ery­one who con­trib­uted to the fundrais­ing, in­clud­ing Nisa, Siz­zlers and the Law­burn Inn.

“We’re go­ing to do the fundraiser next year and make it even big­ger.”

Think­ing al­ways of you Co­lette Hayes thinks of her late son Scott ev­ery day

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