What’s your greatest ever achievement?
Readers tell us their proudest moments
Last week we reported the remarkable feat of three local men who trekked to Everest base camp in Nepal.
John Ferns, Donald Martin and Davie Main were part of an eight-strong expedition who had all overcome drug or alcohol addiction to make the journey.
And due to this significant accomplishment by the trio, we visited Burnside to ask our readers what their greatest achievement was.
“I scored against Spurs in the 70s,” said Tom Donnelly of Stonelaw Road, Rutherglen. Tom netted the second goal in a 3-1 win for Motherwell in their Texaco Cup quarter-final tie with Tottenham Hotspur in 1970.
He added: “They had six international players in their team at the time. It was a two-legged affair and we were down 2-1 from the first match. I scored the second goal up here and we put them out of the quarter-final.”
Rutherglen resident Malcolm Sharp, who stays on Richmond Drive, said bringing up his children was his greatest achievement.
He said: “I have three children and they are all doing very well. One is a nurse, one is a head teacher and the other is a chief inspector. I also have seven grandchildren.”
Willy Chung from Cambuslang also agreed that raising his kids was a proud accomplishment. He added: “Bringing them up to this stage was brilliant.”
Ann Kelso from Springhall said: “Changing career from retail to care work was probably my greatest achievement. It’s very rewarding.”
I scored against Tottenham in the 70s to put them out of the quarter-final Tom Donnelly
Spur of the moment Tom Donnelly Terrific trio Willy Chung with two of his sons Ollie and Rudi
Changing career Ann Kelso
Family man Malcolm Sharp