The work of a weekly lunch club in Barrhead has been recognised in the UK Parliament.

To celebrate a decade of effort by volunteers at the town’s Soup Stop, East Renfrewshire MP Paul Masterton has submitted an Early Day Motion in Westminster, congratulating them on their fundraising.

These motions allow MPs to draw attention to an event or worthy cause.

Located at Bourock Parish Church, the Soup Stop team have raised more than £78,000 over the past decade for various charities, including Alzheimer’s Scotland and Macmillian Cancer Support.

Mr Masterton said: “Since my election, I have been struck with the amount of voluntary work that goes on, mostly unnoticed, in East Renfrewshire.

“Hundreds of people in the constituency put countless hours in to make life easier for people less fortunate than us.

“Organisations such as Soup Stop are a credit to our constituency and have raised a monumental amount of money for charities.

“I hope my small gesture will help raise awareness of the project further and help them hit their goal of £80,000 before the end of 2018.”