Cash raised in Scott’s name

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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.”

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