Workers will shoot comedy video for charity
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.”
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Stars Gary (front) and Craig Hosie of PTS Clean