Donation to Kilbryde Hospice

After a difficult year, we’re getting 2021 off to a great start with a little kindness, making a couple of donations to charitable causes. Over the Christmas holidays, we were pleased to support Kilbryde Hospice by donating £200. Erin Sandilands, their fundraising officer told us, “We cannot thank you enough for your generous donation. It […]

Covid makes Funding Difficult

Happy New Year to you all! 2021 is here and we look towards better times. 2020 was certainly difficult for us all, and volunteer groups like ours have found things particularly tough with no revenue at all coming in. We’re appealing to you all to suggest creative ways we can fundraise in 2021, so we […]

Blantyre Christmas Switch On Cancelled

It’s with heavy hearts we announce tonight that the Blantyre Christmas Lights Switch on Event for 2020 has been cancelled. Our 9th Annual Blantyre Christmas Event was due to take place the last Sunday in November, but due to the current ongoing pandemic and restrictions on mass gatherings, the event is now cancelled. South Lanarkshire […]

Donation to Chase the Rainbow

Following our donation of £150 a few months ago, we have today made a follow up donation of a further £100 to Chase the Rainbow Blantyre group!Our donation this evening was £100 worth of books, pens, crayons and pads to make up kids activity packs. Chase the Rainbow have worked so hard over this spring […]

Thank you Coalfields

We received the fabulous news today that we’ve been awarded a £250 grant from Coalfields Regeneration Trust! Last week, a grant of up to £1,000 became available for Blantyre community groups and organisations and was published online asking for interested constituted groups to apply to help with the covid19 response. We applied for a share […]

Summer Gala 2020 Cancelled

After careful consideration and in light of the developing Coronavirus pandemic, Blantyre Community Committee has tonight with some regret, decided to cancel the planned Summer Gala Weekend. This follows yesterday’s announcement from the Scottish Government for bans on events with more than 500 people. We also felt given the current circumstances and the predicted escalation of […]