The char­i­ties we’d sup­port

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Cam­bus­lang woman Cat Foyer and her pal Karen Bonar Davies are get­ting them­selves fit for a mam­moth Great Wall of China char­ity trek next year.

On pages 4 and 5 of this week’s pa­per, we share how the duo will take on the gru­elling five day trek to raise money for The Royal Hos­pi­tal For Chil­dren in Glas­gow.

We took to the streets and asked lo­cal peo­ple about any char­ity work they have done, and what causes they would choose to sup­port.

Joanne Hamp­ton, from Cam­bus­lang, and her son Ryan got busy for char­ity four years ago do­ing the Clyde Stride 5K.

She said: “We raised money for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.”

Wil­liam Dob­bie, from the East­field area in Cam­bus­lang, said: “I’ve not done any fundrais­ing yet but I’d def­i­nitely sup­port the Sal­va­tion Army. I go down there ev­ery day for my lunch.”

Ruther­glen man Alan Thorn­ton said: “I’d sup­port home­less char­ity Shel­ter and Macmil­lan. I’ve had fam­ily mem­bers that have suf­fered through can­cer.”

Is­abella Keith, from Burn­side, has the same idea. She said: “I’d prob­a­bly do a spon­sored walk if I could man­age it.”

Wil­liam Dob­bie, from Cam­bus­lang, said:“I’d sup­port the Sal­va­tion Army as it’s run by good peo­ple who go out of their way to help you, even if you’re a stranger.”

Is­abella Keith, from Burn­side, said:“I sup­port a can­cer char­ity with a di­rect debit ev­ery month. A few of my fam­ily mem­bers have died from can­cer so I wanted to show my sup­port.”

Joanne Hamp­ton, from Cam­bus­lang, said:“My son Ryan and I did the Clyde Stride 5K four years ago. We had a good day.”

Ruther­glen man Alan Thorn­ton joked: “I def­i­nitely wouldn’t be do­ing a spon­sored run, it would have to be a walk - as I can hardly get up my stairs!”

Fundrais­ers Dr Jossie Rodgers and a group of par­ents who did a spon­sored run for the Royal Hos­pi­tal For Chil­dren in Glas­gow last year

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