Three Scottish FA Quality Mark clubs are being supported Radio Clyde’s ‘Cash For Kids’ appeal this summer in order to help provide free football and lunch to young people during their school holidays.
For the entirety of this summer, Pollok United Soccer Academy, Drumchapel United and North Kelvin Sport will help children take part in free football activity, backed by Cash For Kids.
This project provides children with the opportunity to enjoy physical exercise in a safe environment, whilst also getting some healthy food for their lunch.
At today’s session, the children were joined by a couple of extra special visitors, in the shape of the Scottish Cup trophy and former Scotland and Celtic defender, Mark Wilson, who presented the funding cheque.
Regional Head, Paul McNeill, said: “Our Quality Mark programme allows us to work with clubs to help develop their infrastructure while supporting their volunteers. We are always amazed by the amount of work that our volunteers take on to help support their communities.”
Debbie Fraser, Regional Charity Manager for Radio Clyde Cash for Kids said: “Despite what many people might think, summer time is when many children in our most deprived areas are at their most vulnerable. With schools closed children fall out of their daily routine and very often miss out on the important meal they receive when they are at school. This funding will ensure the children attending receive a healthy meal as well as enjoy structured physical exercise doing what they most enjoy – playing football.”