Forty do 40 sun salu­ta­tions for food­bank

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Forty yoga en­thu­si­asts gath­ered to prac­tice no fewer than 40 sun salu­ta­tions in a char­ity event that raised hun­dreds of pounds for the Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang food­bank.

Fit­ness fa­nat­ics of all abil­i­ties flocked to St John’s Lodge Hall in Mel­rose Av­enue last Tues­day with the shared aim of mak­ing a dif­fer­ence to the lives of lo­cal fam­i­lies this Christ­mas. The event was or­gan­ised by yoga in­struc­tor Claire O’Brien, who runs three Yog­i­claire classes a week in the hall.

Par­tic­i­pants do­nated cash and up to 40 car­rier bags stuffed full of food for the food bank.

“When the girls counted up all the money at the end of the night and told me we had raised £650, I burst into tears,” said Ruther­glen mum-of-two, Claire.

“I had been so stressed out or­gan­is­ing it all, do­ing the pub­lic­ity and get­ting as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to take part. The hall did not charge any rent, and ev­ery sin­gle penny we have brought in is go­ing to the food­bank.”

Food­bank vol­un­teers at­tended on the evening and took away sack­loads of tins, jars and boxes to be dis­trib­uted to lo­cal peo­ple in their hour of need.

Claire thanked reg­u­lars, new mem­bers, those who helped out on the night, and ev­ery­one who do­nated cash and food.

Her Yog­i­claire classes are held in St John’s Lodge on Tues­days at 7pm, and Mon­days and Satur­days at 9.30pm. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Yog­i­claire Face­book page or call Claire on 07816 831892.

Team ef­fort The food­bank ben­e­fited from the yoga en­thu­sists’ gen­eros­ity

Fancy dress The group got into the fes­tive spirit

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