YOUNG footballers in Helensburgh have been back on the fund-raising trail after their club’s coffers were hit hard by the pandemic.

Helensburgh Football Club has been unable to hold any of its usual fund-raising events to help with the cost of running its extensive network of youth teams since Covid struck.

But that all changed last week when a bucket collection at the town’s Morrisons supermarket during the past week culminated in young players from the club rattling buckets in the direction of customers entering and leaving the Cardross Road store on Saturday, August 28.

A spokesperson for the club said: “The total raised was more than £450 which will help us keep costs for parents, families and carers as low as we possibly can, as we are well aware of the pressures on families at present.

“Thanks to the staff at Morrisons and to all those who took time to donate, and to our volunteers, who greeted everyone with a smiling face.”

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