Tag: charity

Tribute to much loved Blantyre Man

Family and friends of a Blantyre man who died after a heart attack whilst playing golf have been praised by the nation’s heart charity for their incredible fundraising efforts in his memory. Gordon Smith was just 48 when he collapsed at Drumpellier Golf Club in November 2006. The following year, his family organised a golf […]

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 […]

Drive to Maggies – helps cancer charity

‘Drive to Maggie’s – the four-day, 50 prestige and classic car Scottish countryside tour and Knockhill race event plus glittering auction – has raised a phenomenal £160,000 for Maggie’s. Fifty top of the range, high-performance cars departed from Maggie’s Lanarkshire on the 23 August, and enjoyed a four-day drive across some of Scotland’s most beautiful […]

Successful Running Challenge

Taylor McMahon (12) and his friend Bradley Welsh (13) are both young boxers from O’Neil’s boxing club in Cambuslang and have found a unique way to continue manage training. The lads train via zoom video app with their coach and have continued running during COVID to keep up their training and fitness. Taylor’s mum Danielle […]

Scottishpower Donation to Haven

Staff at ScottishPower in High Blantyre have donated £1000 to the Haven. ScottishPower staff Jackie Higgins and Maureen Park recently visited the centre to proudly present the cheque which was raised from various raffles over the festive period last year. Jackie said: “All the money raised from the raffles we run goes into one big […]

It’s Game on!

Two Blantyre lads square up to each other tomorrow evening (nothing new we hear you say there!), but no….this time its all for charity! Blantyre’s Anthony Conroy and Stephen McDade step outwith their comfort zone tomorrow, Sunday 23rd June 2019 and coincidentally have been chosen to fight against each other at the Ultra White Collar […]