Tickled pink

Town Centre team at their stall with Dougie Wright, centre
Town Centre team at their stall with Dougie Wright, centre

Cumbernauld Town Centre was awash with pink last week as the TC team were out in force collecting cash for Breast Cancer research.

The dedicated team of cleaners and security were dazzling shoppers in their bright clothes as they took part in the Wear it Pink day last Friday.

As part of the fun, retiring external cleaner, Dougie Wright was locked up in a stock room cage and paraded throughout the centre as the team sought to promote their cause.

Dougie said: “I’ve had a great time working here and I’ve met a lot of nice people. It’s going to be really hard to leave and I’ll miss everyone.”

Site supervisor Anne Hair said the event went well for the team and they raised almost £600 from a raffle stall outside the News and Chronicle office and taking buckets round the centre.

She added: “Friday was absolutely great. Dougie had a laugh too and we’re all going to miss him.

“He was always the first to offer to do over-time or work holidays, but he’s going on a big cruise now to celebrate which is great for him.”

See next week’s edition for the hamper-winning raffle ticket number.