Cash raised in Scott’s name
A Cambuslang youth club has received £400 after a fundraiser was held in memory of Whitlawburn man Scott Hayes.
Former Cathkin High School Scott, who died suddenly at a friends house last June, 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.
It was decided the money would be split between the Whitlawburn Youth Club, who meet in Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre, and the Royal Hospital For Children.
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.
Around £800 was raised and split between the causes, £400 presented to Michael Hall, who runs the youth club, last week, with the other £400 presented to the hospital this week.
Michael Hall runs the youth club and said: “It’s very much appreciated. It’ll help with the day to day running of the club, but we’ll use most of it to take the kids to the Christmas pantomime in Rutherglen Town Hall.
Colette said: “Scott used to go to the youth club when it was on Morven Road and it was in the pensioners’ hut.
“I wanted it to go back in to the community, I know a lot of the kids. It’s a great place, Michael does terrific work there.”
Ross added: “It’s good to be able to do this in Scott’s memory. Michael sent me a list of what the youth club will be able to do with the money, and it really will make a big difference. Yorkhill are an excellent charity and every pound counts when you’re fundraising.”