Charity takes over train station as part of 'biggest' festive campaign 

Glasgow Care Foundation raised over £850 on the first of two fundraising days at Glasgow Central Station.

Charity takes over train station as part of ‘biggest’ festive fundraising campaign to help those in poverty Supplied

A charity has kicked off their “biggest Christmas campaign yet” as they take over Glasgow Central station.

Glasgow Care Foundation raised over £850 on the first of two fundraising days which saw festive cheer spread throughout the city station.

The second fundraising day will take place from 7am to 7pm on Thursday, December 14, with fundraisers collecting donations from commuters.

Entertainment will be provided by the Theatre Royal Youth Academy and Maggie’s Line Dancing Group, all performing under the famous Central Station clock.

Glasgow Care Foundation fundraisers at Glasgow Central Station.

Performers will be treating the crowd to a few musical numbers as part of the charity’s bid to hit their £5,000 target.

The money raised will buy supermarket vouchers for families living in poverty to spend on what they
need, whether that’s Christmas dinner, essential household goods or even a toy from Santa.

During the first day’s fundraising events, staff members were joined by a line-up of local talent who kept spirits high, including Corpus Christie Choir, Corpus Christie Elite Dance Team, and singer, Greg Friel.

Alistair Campbell, Glasgow Care Foundation chairman, said: “We are particularly proud of our
Christmas Campaign, which raises funds to give supermarket vouchers to individuals and families who
deserve support at this difficult time.

“The contributions we raise in the campaign will help us alleviate food poverty, whilst allowing the dignity of choice to many people who need help.”

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