Category: Charity

Local MSP visits The Haven

The Haven, a registered charity which provides support to people affected by a range of life limiting illness and to their family members and carers and supports people across the whole of North and South Lanarkshire through its centres in Blantyre, Wishaw and Forth was delighted to welcome James Kelly MSP to their Blantyre centre […]

John Ogilvie Pupils Uganda trip

Blantyre lad, Lewis Shevlin will soon be travelling to Uganda alongside 4 other pupils from St. John Ogilvie High School. Whilst travelling in Uganda in October, they will be interacting with local schools and providing help to “Mulago School of the Deaf”. This is a school which specialises in assisting children with hearing impairments. Lewis […]

The Haven: Leave your Legacy

The Haven has launched a new campaign which aims to increase awareness of the importance of legacies to the work of the charity.  This is the first campaign of its kind from The Haven and will focus on why legacy giving can make such a huge difference to charities like The Haven.  A legacy is a […]

David Livingstone Trust Wins Funding

The David Livingstone Trust has won a £2471 award to fund a new exhibition about the local area, thanks to a major thumbs-up from the local community. The award from The Coalfields Regeneration Trust was the result of a public vote which took place at Blantyre Leisure Centre. Blantyre is to be the home of […]

Mount Kilimanjaro beckons

James Burns is taking part in a monumental challenge all in aid of local charity, Eilidh’s Rainbow. He’s climbing Mount Kilimanjaro! James told us, “On 13h September 2019, I’ll be heading to Tanzania to climb to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa at 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level and […]

Remembering May Gardiner

Blantyre’s May Gardiner had battled cancer 6 times in recent years and sadly passed away on 24th April this year. She worked for many years in Calderside Academy and was a member of the support staff mainly in the ASN department. Calderside Academy have named new award after this remarkable lady. The May Gardiner award […]

BSA Donate £5,000!

Blantyre Soccer Academy have this week donated a whopping £5,000 to the Good Child Foundation in Thailand. Their very generous donation came from fundraising efforts at Blantyre Soccer Academy’s annual Reamonn Gormley Memorial Soccer Festival. Very well done to all the staff, coaches, players and their supportive families and friends!