Our Quarterly Fundraising

The totals are in for the last 3 months fundraising here at Blantyre Telegraph and what an AMAZING quarter it’s been with some tremendous things happening especially throughout the festive period. As always, it’s YOU who’s made it happen. We’re delighted to announce a very decent £2,112 was raised for local good causes!

We’ve now balanced all incoming funds to donations going out, with not one penny retained by us!

With £688 raised by our Supporter Group Subscriptions, £283 from very kind public donations, £863 in our Toy Drive Online Fundraiser and £278 from sale of Blantyre Project books, added to our overall fundraising total to date, it means Blantyre Telegraph (and its readers) have now raised a whopping £46,430 since the page started in 2011! 

This £2,112 was entirely given back out to the Blantyre community. In the interests of transparency, published here in the following ways:

a) £25 towards Barry Watt’s Defibrillator Campaign.
b) £200 to Gail Duncan’s Calderside Academy Prom Campaign.
c) £50 to Kyle Monteith’s ‘Chris House’ charity night.
d) £72 Festive Buffet at Blantyre Old Parish
e) £120 Festive chocolates to many Blantyre businesses
f) £440 for Toys & Sweets for Santas Grotto in Billy’s Cafe, Agnews.
g) £740 Blantyre Toy Drive, Toys, Books and Sweets.
h) £100 Hyper Cyber Christmas Fayre (cash)
i) £40 for Dreams to Themes, 2 Remembrance Wreaths
j) £25 Blantyre Pit Disaster Wreath
k) £150 Hamilton & Blantyre Foodbank Donations
l) £150 British Heart Foundation

Our website has been updated with donation and award records, in the interests of full transparency here. https://theblantyretelegraph.com/raised/

As Blantyre Telegraph grows from strength to strength, we thank you for your continued interest and overwhelming support, making this possible. In February 22, Supporters Subscriptions are going towards the British Heart Foundation, as we enter a difficult month personally, facing major surgery.

Want to help? And get EXTRA local and regional news here for the price of a cup of tea. Can you spare just £1.79? Simply upgrade to supporter: https://www.facebook.com/becomesupporter/271133402907727

Getting local news daily AND helping the community! Now THAT’s a winning formula!! Thanks for all your support, liking, sharing and commenting.


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