Friday 27th November 2020
DUMBARTON FC has made a £350 donation to Children’s Hospices Across Scotland, equating to £1 from the sale of every face mask at the club shop.
The masks have proven to be very popular with fans throughout the world, and with the club board’s backing, a donation has been made to charity from their sales.
Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) operates Robin House children’s hospice in nearby Balloch and it was decided to make the donation to them.
A total of 350 have already been sold, and while we hope the Covid-19 pandemic will be over sooner rather than later, the masks remain on sale – perhaps a good Christmas present!
DFC general manager Antonia Love recently visited Robin House to present CHAS’ Maxine Campbell with the cheque, along with supporter Denise Currie, who runs the club shop.
Maxine said: “We are extremely grateful for the support Dumbarton Football Club have provided for CHAS.
“This year has been difficult for everyone, so for the club to be donating to a local charity it is greatly appreciated.
“This gift will help us to continue being there for families, as no one should face the death of their child alone.”
Antonia Love presents Maxine Campbell with the cheque
DFC director Neil Mackay said: “Dumbarton Football Club, positioned in the heart of the community, is keen to contribute positively to the physical, mental and psychological well-being of those who live within or who visit our area.
“As part of a recent initiative providing support to several local charities and care homes, the club has additionally been delighted to offer to the families of Robin House, free live match streaming from the C&G Systems Stadium.
“This is in recognition of the important services which CHAS delivers and is with the intention of gifting the enjoyment of sport, particularly in these challenging times.”
Dumbarton Football Club