Kids unite at nursery to help out hospital
KIND-HEARTED nursery kids have done their bit for charity and raised an amazing £1927 in the process.
The children at Meiklewood Nursery in Govan held a sponsored walk, obstacle course and dance to raise the funds for the Beatson Cancer Charity and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.
The money raised by the nursery, which is based in Meiklewood Road, will be split between the two charities.
Nursery manager Laura MacDonald said: “I am so proud of all our children and parents.
“They have done amazing to raise that amount for charity.”
THERE are more than double the amount of foodbanks than McDonald’s restaurants in our city, research from the Glasgow Times can reveal.
The depressing statistic is made worse by the fact that Glasgow ranks as the UK’s third top city in third in terms of hosting most branches from the US chain.
It trails only behind London and Birmingham, with a total of 18 branches from the hugely popular restaurant within our city boundaries.
But we have identified at least 52 sites in our city – mainly foodbanks – providing essential items to those in dire need.
Fifteen of those are made up of Trussell Trust locations – a charity set up to end hunger and poverty in the UK.
Back in 2009, they only had one location in Scotland.
Trussell Trust chief executive Emma Revie said: “Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and celebration – but for too many people it’s becoming harder and harder to keep their heads above water.
“Nine in 10 of us believe hunger in the UK is a problem – food banks cannot and should not have to continue to pick up the pieces.
“We know many people want to help their local communities at this time of year.
“It’s not right that anyone should have to use a food bank at any time of year – not just at Christmas.
“Our next government must start working towards a future where no one needs a foodbank.
“It’s not inevitable that every Christmas we hear stories about families needing food banks.
“It’s in our power to reach a future where everyone has enough money for the basics. This can change.”
As made clear in our map (an interactive version of which is available on GlasgowTimes. co.uk), much of the city’s