A ladies’ youth soccer staff have been in a position to purchase new kits – after receiving a donation from Line of Obligation star Martin Compston.
The Scots actor, 36, donated £100 to the Gleniffer Thistle ladies’ groups in Paisley, Renfrewshire, and pledged to assist them attain their goal for brand spanking new coaching gear.
Delighted coach Paula Craig-Perratt, 36, mentioned she was shocked when Compston responded to her tweet asking the star to share her staff’s fundraising web page.
And now greater than £1,500 has been raised for the youth staff – smashing their £800 goal, thanks to assist from the footy fan, who’s from Greenock, Inverclyde.
Paula tweeted the actor: “I am a volunteer coach with a small grassroots ladies soccer membership based mostly in Paisley.
“I am making an attempt to lift money to purchase coaching equipment for our youngest ladies. Are you able to assist by sharing our GoFundMe?”
Celtic fan Compston replied: “Hey Paula £100 despatched over hopefully loads people on Twitter’s sphere soar on this, come again to me in a few weeks if not reached the goal we’ll be sure you get there.
“All greatest to you and the ladies.”
Coach Paula mentioned she’s going to now have the ability to purchase new kits for the 35 ladies within the underneath 9, underneath 11 and underneath 13 soccer groups, in addition to rainwater jackets for the subs.
Paula, a neighborhood authorities officer, mentioned: “Martin’s a large Celtic supporter and it wasn’t missed on us that we’re Paisley ladies asking a Greenock man for cash – it’s fairly uncommon.
“He shared it and donated and we reached our goal inside a couple of hours, it was enormous.
“I used to be so emotional.
“Usually we get round £1,500 from race nights and different occasions however we will’t do this simply now with Covid.
“The goal is £800 however has reached £1,500 which is unbelievable.
“The entire cash will buy the kits and we’ll additionally have the ability to purchase rainwear jackets for substitutes.
“There could be some left over for social gatherings after we can do these once more.
“It’ll do so much for our ladies.
“I’m sort of overwhelmed by all of it, individuals have been so beneficiant.”
Anybody who needs to donate to the fundraiser ought to go to https://www.gofundme.com/f/gleniffer-girls-training-kit