Fantastic effort for charity
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.justgiving.com/david-