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