Football for food banks

The previous match organised by Cumbernauld Against Poverty was a friendly between rival sets of Old Firm fans
The previous match organised by Cumbernauld Against Poverty was a friendly between rival sets of Old Firm fans

A local community group is organising a football match to help feed struggling families in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth.

Cumbernauld Against Poverty is hosting the game at the Cumbernauld Footgolf Centre in Palacerigg on Saturday, November 26. Kickoff will be at 12 noon.

Organiser Michael Croly said: “Cumbernauld Against Poverty started up around the time of the referendum in 2014. We held regular meetings at which we’d hold bucket collections for food banks and we’ve gone on to raise over £2,000 so far. We mainly work with Cornerstone House of Bread but have also made donations to other local food banks. We’ve held a couple of these football matches now and they always seem to entertain people while every penny raised will be given to the food banks to help local people.”

Any firms interested in offering sponsorship and donations are welcome to contact Michael on 07889800875 or visit Cumbernauld Against Poverty on Facebook.