Category: Charity

Donation for Volunteer Group

Today, Saturday 27th May, we had the pleasure of dropping by the premises of the “Western Desert Recce Group” at High Blantyre.  The volunteer, hobby group ran by retired veterans are involved in renovating WW1 and WW2 vehicles, for the purposes of educating and showing the community. It keeps everybody active, promotes wellbeing and is […]

Edinburgh Marathon Fundraiser

Good luck to local woman Stephanie Thornton who will be running the Edinburgh Marathon tomorrow for charity. Stephanie is running for Macmillan Cancer Support and trying to raise as much as she can. The popular sporting event being held on Sunday 28th May promises to be a warm day making her efforts all the more […]

Summer Ball Success

It was a beautiful (and productive) evening last night as guests descended into Crossbasket Castle at High Blantyre for the annual Summer Ball. We’re delighted to announce that everyone at the Summer Ball on Friday 12th May helped to raise an incredible £50,000 for St Andrew’s Hospice. In a statement of gratitude, a spokesperson for […]

Kiltwalk is underway

Lots going on in Glasgow today, one big event being the annual Kiltwalk. As usual, many walkers are from Blantyre and one organisation is hoping for some fundraising success. Pictured are the dedicated team from Thistle Credit Union, Glasgow Road, Blantyre. They’re doing the Kiltwalk today, Sunday 30th April 2023 in aid of Cash For […]

Maggie’s Glasgow Culture Crawl

Cancer support charity Maggie’s is inviting you to see your city in a whole new light while raising vital funds to help people with cancer. Maggie’s Culture Crawl – a 10K sponsored walk taking in iconic and cultural highlights – will take place in Glasgow on 2nd June this year and take in highlights such as […]

WW1 Replica Tank Restoration

Now here’s something you don’t see every day! The Western Desert Recce Group have just acquired a replica full sized  WW1 wooden  tank. The SSCIO Charity based in High Blantyre  plans to refurbish and take it to various events. Here’s a sneak peek to show you with these photos. These wooden tanks were built and […]