The charity football match played between local housing services has so far raised more than £3,000 for those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
The teams from Argyll and Bute Council and Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) took to the pitch at Lochgilphead Joint Campus on Friday, 28 July 2017 to help raise funds for the affected residents.
The council’s Provost, Len Scoullar, thanked everyone for taking part before a minute’s silence was observed. The game was played in great spirits and ended in a win for the council’s team.
Cleland Sneddon, the council’s Chief Executive, said: “Even hundreds of miles away, the match was an opportunity for both organisations to do something to show compassion to those affected by the tragedy, from Argyll and Bute. I’d like to thank everyone who helped organise the match and who have already donated to the fund.”
Alastair MacGregor, ACHA’s Chief Executive, added:
“It was a game played in a great spirit with not a bad tackle in sight. If we can bring people together in the future to do this again for another worthwhile cause us old guys will get the Deep Heat and the boots out again. I’d like to thank everyone for their generosity of spirit to help the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.”
You can still donate by going to the Just Giving page - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/argyll-bute?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=20170711_94475