VIDEO STARS

Work­ers will shoot com­edy video for char­ity

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

A group of lo­cal busi­nesses are hop­ing to de­liver some Christ­mas cheer for a good cause.

Staff at Ruther­glen com­pany PTS Clean and other com­pa­nies in­volved in the Lo­cal Busi­ness Net­work are to shoot a com­edy Christ­mas video fea­tur­ing them in fes­tive gear mim­ing to a pop song.

They’re hop­ing the goofy track will help spread the word about the STV Chil­dren’s Ap­peal, which raises cash for kids liv­ing in poverty.

Gary Hosie, of PTS Clean, ex­plained: “It was Jac­Qui Lochhead from IFTG who had sug­gested that be­tween all the busi­nesses we could try and do some­thing for the Chil­dren’s Ap­peal, which is a really good cause.

“We joked about get­ting a Christ­mas Num­ber one and then started think­ing about do­ing a video with a bit of a Glas­gow theme.

“We sug­gested the com­pa­nies could do­nate £200 to take part.

“From there we de­cided to do a video - we’re just wait­ing on con­fir­ma­tion on what the song will be be­fore we film it this week.

“We’re go­ing to get a few other faces in the video - there should be some for­mer Rangers and Celtic play­ers who’ll be ap­pear­ing, al­though you might not recog­nise them at first.

“There will be plenty of Christ­mas jumpers and Santa hats on dis­play when we’re shoot­ing it - we wanted to do some­thing that would be fun, but would also help out the cause.

“Things can go vi­ral very quickly th­ese days, so we’re hop­ing the video will get a lot of shares, and en­cour­age peo­ple to do­nate to the ap­peal and to find out more about what they do.

“We’re shoot­ing it at the Alea Casino in Glas­gow, and they have been su­perb and given us their fa­cil­i­ties for free.

“No-one in­volved in it is get­ting a penny - the Small Video Com­pany are film­ing it for free, for ex­am­ple.”

To do­nate visit their Just Giv­ing page at http:// www.just­giv­ing.com/xmas­song or text YULE99 fol­lowed by your do­na­tion amount e.g. £1, £2, £5 etc. to 70070.

Stars Gary (front) and Craig Hosie of PTS Clean

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