Coun­cil par­ties’ poppy peace

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - Marc McLean

Ri­val South La­nark­shire coun­cil­lors have agreed their own peace deal and ac­cepted a spe­cial fundrais­ing chal­lenge to mark the 100th an­niver­sary of the end­ing of the First World War.

In a cross party act of re­mem­brance, coun­cil­lors have put their po­lit­i­cal dif­fer­ences aside and signed up as a group to take part in the Poppy Scot­land 1918 Poppy Pledge.

The pledge chal­lenges groups and in­di­vid­u­als to raise £1918 for Poppy Scot­land – and South La­nark­shire’s elected mem­bers aim to do so by ped­alling 1918 miles.

Coun­cil­lor Mark Hor­sham, the coun­cil’s vet­er­ans spokesper­son, said: “I am de­lighted that the coun­cil­lors have come together and there is en­thu­si­as­tic cross party sup­port for this chal­lenge which aims to raise £1918 for Poppy Scot­land.”

Elected mem­bers will use an ex­er­cise bike on loan from Ori­gin Fit­ness Lim­ited and set up at coun­cil head­quar­ters in Hamil­ton.

The team has its own sec­tion on the 1918 Poppy Pledge fundrais­ing page at bit.ly/pop­py­pledge

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