Category: Charity

The Naked Feedback Charity Run

To commemorate the release of local bank “The Naked Feedback” new single ‘Boys Can Cry’, the lads have teamed with mental health charity ‘Tiny Changes’ and are planning on running a mini marathon with a twist.  They’re asking people to learn about Tiny Changes’ story and donate to the charity through their Just Giving page […]

West Craigs at Heart Group – Thank you

The West Craigs at Heart Group is fundraising to raise money to install defibrillators within the estate. This is as a result of some of their amazing family and friends sadly losing their lives to Cardiac Arrest. Defibrillators have been posted in various parts of Blantyre already and now it’s the turn of Westcraigs, the […]

Westcraigs MacMillan Fundraiser

Local women Louise Stirling and Helen Thomson are fundraising for MacMillan Cancer Support. Tomorrow, Saturday 18 September at 1.30pm they are hosting a Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Afternoon at 20 Alford Avenue, West Craigs, Blantyre. There will be loads of home baking, handmade celebration cards by Jean Hawke for sale with all proceeds going to […]

Spencer Charity Evening

Paul Spencer and his family wanted to host a charitable evening as a means of appreciation to the hospital staff who cared for dad, Brian Spencer who sadly passed away from Covid in February this year. A charity evening has now been arranged to say thanks to the staff at Hairmyres ICU and the event […]

Local Dementia Group

There’s a fantastic local group available to people offering support to those with dementia. Volunter Iain McMillan told us, “I volunteer with the Sporting Network Foundation and we run a group in Livingstone Memorial Church, Glasgow Road, Blantyre on every second Wednesday.” The group helps people with dementia and other things by talking mainly about […]

Braving Hot Coals for Maggies

Having visited the Maggie’s Centre in the grounds of Monklands Hospital earlier this year, Neil Gray, MSP for Airdrie and Shotts, was so impressed with the specialist cancer support offered by Maggie’s, that he has bravely agreed to walk over hot coals to raise funds. Neil met with centre visitors who were attending a Stress […]

Militaria Collectors Fair

People who are military minded will be interested to know there’s a Military Collectors Fair taking place in High Blantyre on Saturday 9th October 2021! The Western Desert Recce Group based at Blantyre Industrial are holding the event on Saturday 9th October. Sellers and Exhibitors are welcome from 8am with doors open to the public […]