Goodwill gestures from the Falkirk area will benefit the homeless

A homeless charity has received a welcome boost thanks to the kindness of a Falkirk man and a Grangemouth energy firm.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 29th January 2018, 11:53 am
Updated Monday, 29th January 2018, 11:55 am
Pictured (l-r) Campbell Mcdermid, Salvation Army co-ordinator, Connor McCourt, of Oilfast, Ian French, Salvation Army manager, and Lisa Mitchell, of Oilfast.
Pictured (l-r) Campbell Mcdermid, Salvation Army co-ordinator, Connor McCourt, of Oilfast, Ian French, Salvation Army manager, and Lisa Mitchell, of Oilfast.

The Salvation Army in Falkirk was given help in its quest to feed up to 50 people each day by Keith Wilson and Oilfast, who made a joint £200 contribution to the organisation.

After winning Oilfast’s Christmas prize draw for £100 worth of butchery vouchers from Hugh Black and Sons in Bathgate, Keith opted to instead pass the gift on to those in need. Graeme Edment, Oilfast marketing executive, said: ”Keith advised us he wanted to donate the vouchers on his behalf with a desire for it to go to a homeless charity. As we think that Keith’s donation is selfless and an amazing act of kindness, we have pledged to double the donation to £200 to help the Salvation Army.”

To learn more about the area’s Salvation Army service, email [email protected] or call 01324 627 425.