Forty do 40 sun salutations for foodbank
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