Away support for Partick Thistle fans

Partick Thistle V DunfermlineIrn Bru 1st DivisonSaturday 10th NovFirhill Stadium score: 5-1Partick Thistle return in their Red and Yellow strip for the top of the table clash against Dunfermline.Jim Alaxander(3rd Right) and Adam Lockyer (4th Right) on behalf of Partick Thistle  hand over a cheque for four Thousand pounds to the two Ghana appeals the club supportPhoto by Tommy Taylor
Partick Thistle V DunfermlineIrn Bru 1st DivisonSaturday 10th NovFirhill Stadium score: 5-1Partick Thistle return in their Red and Yellow strip for the top of the table clash against Dunfermline.Jim Alaxander(3rd Right) and Adam Lockyer (4th Right) on behalf of Partick Thistle hand over a cheque for four Thousand pounds to the two Ghana appeals the club supportPhoto by Tommy Taylor

BIG HEARTED Partick Thistle fans have handed over more than £4,000 to two charities in Ghana.

In front of a crowd of 5,286 - the largest at Firhill in eight years - the Jags went back to the top of the First Division table on Saturday with a 5-1 win over title rivals Dunfermline.

The Jags also showed their generous side with a half time cheque presentation for £4,000 to charities Let Us Shine Africa and Future Leaders Underprivileged Children’s Centre, both in Ghana.

The money is a combination of funds raised at May’s end of season ball along with personal donations from the Board of Directors and operations director who matched the money raised on the night.

Jim Alexander, Thistle marketing director, said: “Our fans have shown once again how generous and big hearted they are and it’s a fantastic gesture by our board of directors to match the money raised so we can hand over such a substantial amount.

“There have been close links between Partick Thistle and Ghana for a few years now so much so that the Future Leaders UCC football teams play in our traditional red and yellow colours.

“It’s great to see the Jags colours on an international stage and helping those less fortunate than ourselves.

“We’d like to thank all of our fans, and directors, for their continued generosity.”

The Future Leaders Underprivileged Children’s Centre helps Ghanaian children from a background of extreme poverty.

Let Us Shine Africa is a small Scottish charity founded by pharmacist Fiona Mawuena in 2006 to help educate girls in the Kpandai District, in Northern Ghana.