Couple ask wedding guests for food parcels
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.”