Category: Charity

Defibrillator Campaign Strengthens

Local Blantyre volunteer and well known man, Barry Watt is spearheading a campaign to buy and install a further defibrillator in his Lanarkshire hometown. The endeavour follows the sudden and sad passing of his father, 81 year old Robert Watt just before Christmas. Barry unfortunately found himself in the situation of having to administer CPR […]

Charity Horse Ride for Gemma

Friends of local Schoolgirl, Gemma Caffrey are doing a sponsored horse ride in her memory and to raise funds for Child Bereavement UK. Gemma was a bright and popular S2 pupil at Calderside Academy when she sadly passed away in October last year at the young age of only 12. He death deeply shocked the […]

Blantyre Bites Back

After the success of last years Christmas and New Years Dinners, Blantyre Soccer Academy will be running their charitable meals project again this year! FREE , 3 course Christmas and New Years Dinners will be available for collection from the Blantyre Hub at Rowan Hall, just off Glasgow Road. Collection times will be published nearer […]

Ruby Flowers helping Maggies

West-end florist, Ruby Grimes has shared plants which formed centre-pieces at the recent New York Times Climate Hub for COP26 in Glasgow with cancer charity, Maggie’s, in a show of sustainability and goodwill to Maggie’s centre visitors. Ruby, who runs Ruby Flowers close to SWG3 on Eastvale Street, Glasgow, which hosted the New York Time […]

Donation for Kilbryde Hospice

Well done to Annmarie Houghton who raised £262.00 by organising a collection at the PH Promotions ABBA Gold night at the weekend there. The collection was in aid of Kilbryde Hospice who picked up a cheque today. Peter Houghton has asked us to pass on thanks to all the kind people who donated.

MacMillan Total Now in!

The grand total is now from the recent Westcraigs Macmillan fundraiser held last Saturday. With the addition of a further cake sale today at Fleet Services at South Lanarkshire Council, between the cash donated and the just giving page……the total is now a whopping £1,748.09!!!! Co-organiser Helen Thomson told us, “This is absolutely tremendous and […]

350 Miles for Kerry

A man from Grimsby and his family and friends (including lads from Blantyre and Hamilton) are undertaking a mammoth bike ride to honour the memory of his late partner who died from Crohn’s disease.  Lee Edwards, from Grimsby, is set to cycle 350 miles, along with 11 riders, for Crohn’s & Colitis UK – a charity which […]