Game on for Grenfell

Published Date: 

14 Jul 2017 - 11:01

Local housing services will come together on the football pitch to help those who lost their homes in the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Teams from ACHA (Argyll Community Housing Association) and Argyll and Bute Council will kick off at 4.00pm on Friday 28 July, at the all-weather sports pitch at Lochgilphead Joint Campus, in a 90-minute fundraising match for Grenfell Tower residents.

The teams will be captained by respective Chief Executives Cleland Sneddon for Argyll and Bute Council and Alastair MacGregor for ACHA.

Cleland Sneddon commented:

“No-one who witnessed the terrible tragedy at Grenfell Tower can be unmoved by the loss of life and the impact felt by the families who lost everything in the fire. Council and ACHA employees do a lot to raise funds for different causes. To help people affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, staff have arranged this charity football match. The focus is on raising as much as we can for people in need and we will welcome all support given.”

Alastair MacGregor added

“All of us have been affected by what happened at Grenfell Tower.  The housing family is a large one and while we are many hundreds of miles away we felt we had to do something.  Hopefully this event will do two things.  Firstly, it will send a message of solidarity to the victims and survivors of Grenfell from Argyll and Bute as they rebuild their lives and, secondly, hopefully through the generosity of the public, we can raise some money to help those affected.  At a personal level, I hope I can last 5 minutes before being substituted.”

If you would like to help people affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, you are invited to make a donation at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/argyll-bute