Dig­ging deep to help Chris’s House char­ity

Coun­cil­lor’s fundraiser

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Sophia Coyle has thanked the “ex­tremely kind­hearted” Mon­k­lands com­mu­nity for help­ing her raise a four-fig­ure sum for Chris’s House.

The Air­drie North coun­cil­lor hosted a night of mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment in the town’s work­ing men’s club in aid of the sui­cide preven­tion char­ity.

Ms Coyle ran the event in con­junc­tion with her dad Michael and their fel­low coun­cil­lor Caro­line Stephen.

Rev­ellers par­tied the night away to a singer and disco while dig­ging deep into their pock­ets to con­trib­ute to the fan­tas­tic £1250 to­tal raised.

Ms Coyle said: “The char­ity night was a great suc­cess and peo­ple who came along were ex­tremely kind-hearted.

“We raised a su­perb £1250 and I would like to thank ev­ery­one who do­nated to the cause.

“Chris’s House is a fan­tas­tic char­ity do­ing won­der­ful work and I would urge any­one who is need­ing help to get in touch with their ex­cel­lent team of staff.

“Please don’t feel there is nowhere to turn to; Chris’s House will of­fer ster­ling sup­port if you are strug­gling to cope with any­thing in life.”

The gen­er­ous coun­cil­lor added: “I would like to is­sue a big thank you to Bobby Clark, of the work­ing men’s club and BC Travel, for all of his sup­port.

“Thanks also go to Mears, lo­cal pho­tog­ra­pher Bob Coyle, BC Travel, Saltire, DMI Fire and Se­cu­rity, Mill­bank Dec­o­ra­tors, Glen­mavis Stores, Peters­burn shops, Yvonne hair­dressers, John Paul Smith, Anne Neil­son, Sheena McCul­loch, Kirsten McClory, Ed­die Cor­son, June McGuin­ness, the Tipsy Cow, Main­land garage and Smiths Ho­tel.”

Visit www. chris­shouse. org/ to find out more in­for­ma­tion on Chris’s House and its sup­port mech­a­nisms.

Do­ing their bit Ms Coyle and her dad Michael with Bobby Clark (left) of Air­drie Work­ing Men’s Club

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