Charity fundraisers at Scotmid Bearsden

STAFF at the Bearsden branch of Scotmid are all set to raise funds for The Prince’s Trust Scotland.

The shop workers will join forces with staff at 300 other branches with the target of raising £120,000 nationwide to support disadvantaged young people.

There will be a number of in-store activities and community event such as car washes, karaoke sessions and a charity football matches.

John Brodie Scotmid chief executive, said: “Our new partnership with The Prince’s Trust will be different from the way we usually work with our charity of the year. Not only do we aim to raise £120,000 we will also be encouraging our staff to volunteer their time and expertise to help young people get back into employment, education or training.

“Many of the youngsters that we will be helping face challenges that would defeat most of us – homelessness, poverty, family breakdown, ill-health and a lack of faith in themselves.

“We will also be offering support such as work placements during the 12 week personal development programme organised by the Prince’s Trust for 16-25 year olds which will help them develop their confidence, motivation and skills through teamwork in the community.”