Category: Charity

WDRG Donation to Rumbling Tums

Well done to the staff and volunteers at Western Desert Recce Group at Blantyre Industrial Estate. They’ve collected this next tranche of foodstuffs for Rumbling Tums.  Gary Wallace added, “We had so much stuff that we had to leave half of it until next week, and we are looking at getting another amount then as […]

Terminal One Minibus Fundraiser

Terminal One, the youth centre based at Logan Street Blantyre is raising money to buy a minibus. They’re hoping to raise £2000 to take the children and teenagers on outings. Volunteer Elizabeth Freer told us, “This minibus is to give our young people a chance of going some much-needed day trips especially throughout the summer […]

Westcraigs Defibrillator Appeal

Westcraigs is the latest area in Blantyre to fundraise for a brand new defibrillator. Every year, over 3,000 people in Scotland experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Quick access CPR backed up by a defibrillator is crucial to the survival rate. Blantyre has been incredibly proactive in recent years with several defibrillators either already positioned […]

Shona takes to the skies

Local woman, Shona Graham is taking part in a charity skydive in memory of her father. Shona will be jumping from a plane above St Andrews on Saturday 7th August 2021 all in memory of her dad who sadly passed away from Covid on 6th December 2020. Shona told us, “My dad was in ICU […]

Care & Repair

Care and Repair is a charity based in Lanark who helps elderly and disabled clients. They cover the whole of South Lanarkshire and are currently assisting eligible clients with the new fire regulations which will come into force for everybody in February 2022. If you know an elderly or disabled person who could benefit from […]

WDRG Expansion

 Western Desert Recce Group (WDRG) are looking to expand a bit now that restrictions are relaxing.Based in Blantyre Industrial Estate, they’re looking at the following areas for the group. They told us expansion plans include 1, Starting up a modelling club, builders of plastic kit models, dioramas and other layouts we can use for displays at […]

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Fundraiser

A team of Blantyre people are raising funds for Glasgow children’s hospital charity by doing the ‘lap the map’ fundraiser. The charitable effort comes after Derek Hepburn’s little girl was admitted to Wishaw with feeding and breathing problems. The aim of the fundraiser is firstly to beat Edinburgh hospital charity lol(bit of fun) by lapping […]

Act of Kindness

Local woman, Alisha Brankin is trying to trace a kind, male stranger who helped her at a time of need. On Thursday evening, Alisha, who is disabled, fell at the corner of Winton Crescent in Blantyre near the junction of Boswell Drive. Though her friend was with her, they struggled a little as Alisha had […]