Category: Charity

Memorial Fund Grows Again

Fundraising for remembrance plaques for the High Blantyre Miner’s Memorial took another great step forward today, thanks to a very generous donation from the Blantyre Livingstone Memorial Parish Church. The Church is the latest in a line of community groups, businesses and individuals who have been donating to help raise £10,000 with a specific goal […]

It’s a Rollover!

The Blantyre Soccer Academy Lottery has rolled over to a fantastic £1000 jackpot! Match 4 numbers to win the Jackpot, or match 3 to win a share of the Second Prize. Proceeds of the lottery go to Blantyre Soccer Academy and everything they receive is shared with the winners and their excellent projects. Thank you for your continued support. […]

Charitable Donation to Rumbling Tums

Blantyre based,charitable group Western Desert Recce Group made a fantastic food donation today to EK charity, Rumbling Tums. We were delighted to be invited along at midday to Blantyre Industrial Estate to the premises of the Group. The charity renovates wartime vehicles as a hobby and were out in force today showing not just examples […]

Community Grants Awarded

The Hamilton Area Committee has approved grants totalling £725 at its most recent meeting and one of the groups is in Blantyre. The local groups who were awarded were: £250 – Bothwell Fundraising Group – start-up costs (administration and publicity) £250 – Logan Street Tenants and Residents Association, Blantyre – start-up costs (equipment, administration and publicity) […]

Asda’s Green Tokens now Online

Asda’s Green token scheme to reward community groups has gone online! With the pandemic currently preventing the use of tokens in store, ASDA Blantyre has adapted with a virtual green token system. You can place your vote for either Springwell Youth Group, Bonnie Blantyre or TACT Healthy Park online with the winning group announced on […]

Chloe & Jackie’s 200 Miles

Blantyre residents Chloe Campbell and Jackie Brown are walking 200 miles throughout April and May for MND Scotland and Kilbryde Hospice. The ladies are doing the charitable walk in memory of parents (pictured) If you would like to support their fundraising efforts, please see their links here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chloecampbell96 https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jackie-brown31 Chloe told us, “To anyone fighting […]

Blantyre Bites Back

Blantyre Soccer Academy’s ‘Blantyre Bites Back’ initiative continues at a pace! More bags and special boxes are heading out again this week. A spokesperson for the organisation told us, “Next week we are looking for nominations for kids who are maybe feeling anxious about going back to school or who again as struggling at this […]

Kindness at Greenhall Village

Sharing a good news story this afternoon about 3 Blantyre girls who wanted to raise money for charity. The kind girls (pictured) have raised £200 by selling drawings & chocolates in their street at Greenhall Village. A family member told us, “I am so proud to call one of these little girls my niece who […]