Category: Awards

Our December Fundraising

Our fundraising totals for December 2019 are announced here and have already been allocated to local good causes. During December, Blantyre Telegraph raised a whopping £968.00 towards various local good causes! Since 2015, our fundraising now reaches a new updated incredible total of…wait for it…. £30,062 for 182 local good causes! Yeah! We’ve smashed the £30k barrier!!!! Fundraising was from various […]

Ellie Picks up her Gift

If you remember last weekend, we told the story of Blantyre girl, Ellie Devlin (12) who saved up her pocket money all year for Apple Airpods, but instead at the last minute used it all….to buy gifts for homeless people? You may remember too, that we launched a fundraiser and handed over enough cash for […]

Donation to Bonnie Blantyre

Back at the start of the year, we gave a commitment to ‘Bonnie Blantyre‘ that we would pay for the kid’s medals in their fantastic annual Summer Sunflower competition. Well, the sunflower competition has of course long ended, the kids all have their medals and earlier this week, we made sure Bonnie Blantyre received our […]

Donation to Blantyre Community Committee

This week we received an anonymous donation of £250.00 with some instructions to ensure it was passed on to Blantyre Community Committee, the volunteer group who organise outdoor public events. So yesterday, Sunday 17 November 2019, we called in on Committee Chairperson Arlene Green and presented the donation in its entirety. Delighted, Arlene is pictured […]

Our October Fundraising

Our fundraising totals for October 2019 are in and have now been allocated to local good causes. It’s been an absolutely fantastic month with many, many people benefiting all over Blantyre. During October, Blantyre Telegraph has raised an outstanding £1,270 towards various local good causes! Since 2015, our fundraising now reaches a new updated incredible total of…wait […]

Toy Drive Receives Boost!

Continuing with the allocation our October Fundraising, we were delighted today to use £100 to give the ‘Blantyre Toy Drive 2019‘ a worthwhile boost! The money was used to buy 24 lovely gifts for Blantyre children, which will be given out by Santa at the forthcoming Christmas Lights Switch on Event on Sunday 24th November […]

A Christmas Angel

We were once again bowled over by the kindness of Blantyre’s very own Gail Gillon. Gail owns ‘Jollytots & Cookies Play Cafe’ in Uddingston. The cafe boss who lives in Blantyre has been serving up helpings of Christmas Day cheer to dozens of vulnerable and lonely locals for the past four years. Gail has been […]

Donation to ‘Friends of the Calder’

We are thrilled today to announce a £250 donation to local environmental group ‘Friends of the Calder‘. Following work this afternoon, we met up with Lesley Bethel, Treasurer of the group and her husband Jack, fellow member of ‘Friends of the Calder’. Accompanied by their grandkids, £250 in cash was handed over to the organisation […]