Kind-hearted staff at Barrhead Housing Association have proved that charity begins at home by taking part in a host of fundraising events over the festive period.

They were dressed resplendently in Christmas jumpers as they coined in cash for the Save the Children charity.

And the caring team also made a cash donation to the local Foodbank after organising office games and a raffle.

Jennifer McCann, who is BHA’s welfare rights officer and co-ordinated the fundraising projects, told the Barrhead News: “It was great fun and, at the same time, we were all raising money for good causes.

“I must thank the staff for all their time and generosity.”

The BHA staff have been long-term supporters of the annual Christmas Jumper Day, with each employee happy to pull on a festive sweater and make a donation to Save the Children.

Proceeds from this event support the charity’s work to help youngsters in need around the world.

There was also support for Barrhead’s foodbank, with a host of prizes up for grabs in a fundraising raffle, including a magnum bottle of prosecco which was donated by one of the BHA directors.

And the fundraising efforts didn’t end there.

Jennifer explained: “We have also been distributing Christmas funds donated to us by Cash for Kids.

“We received a £2,525 grant from them, which was distributed to our needy tenants in the Barrhead area to ensure their children could enjoy a great Christmas.”

In the past four years, BHA has received a total of £6,600 through the Cash for Kids appeal, which has helped to support hundreds of children in the Barrhead area.

The charity work done by BHA has helped the organisation retain its Gold Award standard, which is handed out each year by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.