Category: Charity

Helen’s Cancer Research Fundraiser

Local lady, Helen Thomson has committed to having her hair shaved off on Saturday 1st February 2020 to raise funds for Worldwide Cancer Research. Helen told us, “My husband is supporting me by getting a #1 haircut. I’m hosting this at Blantyre Old Parish Church at 2.00pm. I will also be having a raffle to […]

Wedding Fayre

St Andrews Hospice Blantyre shop are hosting a fantastic Wedding Fayre on Sunday 9th February 2020 between 2pm – 6pm. Enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival. Look out for some great prizes in the raffle too. St Andrews Hospice are asking if anyone has any spare mannequins they can let them have for the […]

Foodbank Donations

We’ve learned that 559 children were supported by Hamilton District Foodbank this Christmas. An alarming figure, significantly up from last year. During December, 1335 people were assisted with food, toiletries and festive items. 559 of them were children. It’s shocking enough that foodbanks exist at all in Lanarkshire with a growing number of families relying […]

SpeedoMick in Blantyre

Here’s a remarkable story you may have missed last week. Michael Cullen, better known as ‘SpeedoMick’ is currently taking part in a massive endurance challenge all for charity. Michael is walking 1000 miles throughout the UK in just his speedos! Braving all weather, he’s walking for “Leave the light on” charity. He’s well through the […]

Kelly Family’s Silent Quest

The Kelly family in Blantyre were busy in the run up to Christmas, but not for themselves. Their focus was very much on other less fortunate. Debbie, Martin, Hannah & Derek Kelly who all live in Holmswood Avenue, have been going out the last 5 years into Glasgow handing out blankets, jackets and dry clothes […]

Santa Delights Blantyre Homes

It was great this year to see Santa visiting several areas in Blantyre, early on Christmas Eve. Priory Bridge for example has done this for many years, but in 2019, Santa was also spotted in Wheatlands and in other area of Blantyre, spreading some Christmas cheer. Take for example, at Westcraigs in High Blantyre. John […]

Kids Party Delights All

Logan Street Tenants & Residents Association recently held their first annual, Christmas party. Held at Terminal One, they had an amazing turnout earlier in the week when over 40 children came along. Donations came from many local organisations amongst them vouchers from takeaways on High Blantyre Main Street and sessions with Blantyre Soccer Academy. With […]

Terminal One Festive Miracle

Well done to Terminal One. We were astonished last Sunday when we dropped into the Youth Centre at Logan Street to see SO MUCH kindness and festive activity! Hundreds of toys, food and sweets were handed in by the general public and organisations to give the young people at Terminal One a wonderful Christmas. Joanne […]