We are often asked to donate to causes in the community and where possible we do what we can, one project which we became involved with in January 2017 is the Golden Friendship Club.
The club is run by a local man, Jim McLaren who gives up his own time freely and puts his heart and soul into the club, he is a much loved character, who is always willing to go the extra mile for the members, providing the entertainment himself and is continually fundraising to keep the club running.
this is a community funded club and arranges gatherings for people within the local community who have a disability, assisted needs, elderly and/or in residential care. It is held in a local club in Clydebank on the first and third Thursday of the month, due to its popularity this will change to every Thursday in the new year. The club provides an afternoon of fun, entertainment and laughter, giving those who attend an opportunity to get out and about and socialise with others. They will also have a chance to play bingo, have a dance and a wee sing song.
Our staff go along to the club when we are able to and get involved where we can. We were recently invited along, with some other local businesses and our Provost William Hendrie to be judges in “Golden Friendship’s Got Talent” this was a fantastic afternoon, there was not an empty seat in the hall and everyone involved had a great time.
With the festive season fast approaching we are now setting our sights on providing some Christmas Hampers as raffle prizes, the money raised will help pay towards Christmas dinners and Parties, the local community have already raised a large amount of funds for this.
We take great pride in helping the local community which Clydebank Co-op Funeral Directors are a huge part of.
There will be further fundraising events held for The Golden Friendship Club in the future and we are happy to assist with these in any way possible.