STAFF at a convenience store in Neilston have raised more than £600 for a leading mental health charity.

Eight workers from the local Co-op shop took part in a charity walk through the Neilston Pad on Friday, August 21 to raise funds for the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).

The team collected donations from customers through sponsor forms in the store.
Helen Carey, manager at Neilston Co-op, told Barrhead News that all the proceeds would go towards the mental health charity.

She added: “We all managed 12,824 steps through the Pad – in the rain.”

Billy Watson, chief executive at SAMH, thanked the Neilston Co-op team for their fundraising efforts.

He said: “A massive well done to Neilston Co-op colleagues for their achievements through their fundraising walk for the charity partnership.

“Not only have they raised a fantastic amount of money, but they’ve also helped to raise awareness on the issue of mental wellbeing.

“We know that the pandemic is having an impact on our mental health and wellbeing, especially for those of us with existing mental health problems – so it’s never been more important to support Scotland’s mental health.

“Thanks to Neilston Co-op colleagues and their ongoing energy and enthusiasm for fundraising.

“Through this charity partnership, we will be able to reach
even more people in need of support.”

Congratulations to the workers who took part.