Couple ask wed­ding guests for food parcels

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Mur­ray Spooner

A newly- wed couple from Ruther­glen asked wed­ding guests to bring bags of food in­stead of gifts to their re­cep­tion to help a lo­cal food­bank.

Anne Marie Coyle (52) and Lynda Bul­loch ( 51) tied the knot on Fri­day, Novem­ber 20, and man­aged to col­lect 545kg of food the fol­low­ing night at their af­ter party. The couple in­vited the Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Food­bank to come along to the re­cep­tion and col­lect the do­na­tions.

More than 100 bags were col­lected, which filled at least three cars and vans.

Anne Marie and Lynda asked Mar­garet Fer­rier MP for Ruther­glen and Hamil­ton West, who was a guest at their wed­ding, to for­mally hand over the gifts. So­cial worker Anne Marie thanked all of her guests that do­nated bags of food.

She said: “It was really nice for peo­ple to come with food bags in­stead of daft gifts. We made the right choice.

“There were a lot of bags. I don’t really like get­ting presents, I don’t need any­thing. I just wanted to help, there’s a lot of poverty.”

A Ru th e r g l e n and Cam­bus­lang Food­bank spokesman said: “The wed­ding guests were in­cred­i­bly gen­er­ous, not only in their gifts but in help­ing load­ing the cars in the rain.

“Their gen­eros­ity will help pre­pare stocks to meet the de­mands of the Christ­mas pe­riod. Best wishes from ev­ery­one at the Food­banks as Anne Marie and Lynda.”

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