The charities we’d support
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