GENEROUS residents at a Barrhead care home were struck by football fever as they joined together to raise funds for a worthy cause.

With staff member Lynsey Clarkson set to jet off to the Homeless World Cup tournament in Mexico next month, staff and residents at Millview teamed up to support the Street Soccer initiative.

Street Soccer encourages positive change through football and supports homeless people and those suffering with mental illness.

Lynsey herself was previously homeless.

There was a whole host of fun activities on offer at the care home on Saturday as a total of £280 was raised for the charity.

Guests were treated to afternoon tea, with players and coaches from Scotland’s Homeless World Cup squad also on hand to talk about the challenge that lies ahead.

The gathering was organised by Millview duo Lindsay Massot and Jackie Atwell, who declared it a huge success.

Lindsay said: “The day went very well and the families all loved it.

“It really helped having the players and coaches along, as they helped the residents understand what it all meant.”

Lynsey has expressed her thanks to everyone at Millview for their support.

She added: “The staff said they wanted to support the World Cup trip but, as that is already paid for, they decided to raise money for the charity.

“I would like to thank everyone who has supported us.”