Fan­tas­tic ef­fort for char­ity

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

A big-hearted fam­ily raised al­most £6000 for char­ity in mem­ory of a lov­ing dad and hus­band.

David Con­ner passed away in Au­gust 2014 from Alzheimers dis­ease.

And his fam­ily de­cided to hold a num­ber of events, in­clud­ing a re­cent race night, to raise cash in his mem­ory.

They pulled in a to­tal of £5935 for Alzheimers Scot­land through the events, which also in­cluded a cof­fee morn­ing and a sky-dive by his sonin-law Thomas Gilchrist.

Dav i d ’ s dau g h t e r A n n McMeekin, of Lime­side Av­enue, was over­whelmed by how much ev­ery­body con­trib­uted.

She said: “There were so many do­na­tions from peo­ple and we were re­ally touched by it all.

“We’re plan­ning to do the mem­ory walk next year and per­haps another fundraiser.”

Do­na­tions came in from David’s work, An­drew Muir­head and Son, from Celtic Boy’s Club which he had been in­volved in and from Kingsway MOT Cen­tre, where his son-in-law Alex works.

The main event was the Race Night, held at St Colum­bkilles Church hall.

Ann added: “Thank you very much to ev­ery­one who sup­ported us through our fundrais­ing, fam­ily, friends and neigh­bours for their sup­port.

“Com­pa­nies who do­nated to the race night were Celtic, Rangers, Queen’s Park, Liver­pool, Bolton, Kil­marnock, Dundee Utd and Hamil­ton.

“There were do­na­tions from Mr Wil­lie Haughey at City Re­frig­er­a­tion, Warnock’s butch­ers, Vogue Bar, Chap­man’s, Big Cof­fee, Marini’s, Mor­risons and John Lewis. “Thanks to all of them.” There is also a Just­Giv­ing page that the fam­ily have set up to raise money for Alzheimers Scot­land.

It’s at www.just­giv­

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