Up to 80 children from the Motherwell area will be playing football this summer thanks to a £3000 donation from the Radio Clyde Cash for Kids charity and money raised by staff and customers of Asda in Lanarkshire.

 

The financial award has been made to the Motherwell Football Club Community Trust, which is running Grass Roots summer camps for children from some of Scotland's most deprived areas.

 

The donation will fund up to 80 places throughout the summer and will provide lunches for every child attending.

 

Debbie Fraser, Regional Charity Manager for Radio Clyde Cash for Kids said: "Summer is a time when many children are at their most vulnerable because schools are closed.  They are out of their daily routine and very often miss out on the important meal they receive when they are at school. The Motherwell Football Club Community Trust's summer camps fill a vital gap in many children's lives during the summer and, with the amazing fundraising efforts by our friends at Asda in Lanarkshire, we're delighted to be able to help fund places for up to 80 kids."

 

Dawn Middleton, Motherwell FC Community Trust General Manager, said: "Motherwell Football Club Community Trust is delighted to be supported by Cash for Kids to enable us to bring our summer programme to more children in Lanarkshire. As a charity, we strive to keep prices for all our activities as low as possible; support from Radio Clyde's Cash for Kids has widened opportunities for young people to come along for fun, healthy activity over summer. I cannot thank them enough for their support."

 

Jason Martin, Senior Director West of Scotland, Asda said: "Asda stores are at the heart of their communities so we are delighted that some of the fundraising our colleagues and customers have raised for Radio Clyde Cash for Kids will be used to support children in Lanarkshire at such an important time of the year."

 

Asda has been a key fundraising partner for Radio Clyde Cash for Kids for over 10 years raising over £2 million which has been distributed to children's projects in the local communities of each store in west central Scotland.

 

Since 1980, Radio Clyde Cash for Kids has raised over £35 million and helped more than £1.8 million of the West of Scotland's most deprived children.