Games charity in the fast lane

icg car prize
icg car prize

The people of Lanarkshire are being offered the opportunity to win a car for just £1 – and support the International Children’s Games.

‘Supporters of the Games’ is a charity set up to help with funding for the world’s biggest multi-disciplined sporting event for young people, which takes place in Lanarkshire in August.

Its grand prize raffle kicked off at Hamilton Park racecourse during an International Children’s Games race day last week.

Stuart White, chairman of Supporters of the Games, explained: “Arnold Clark have very generously donated a Fiat Panda as the star prize and, with tickets priced at only £1, we think this is a great opportunity for people to win a car and back the games.

“There are some other great prizes, like a full central heating system, washing machines and fridge freezers, a television and a round of golf at Gleneagles.

“Funds we raise will go directly to supporting the athletes, young people and volunteers and will ensure a lasting legacy for sport in Lanarkshire, so I’d urge people to give it a go.”

Sir Arnold Clark said: “We are delighted to donate a vehicle to help raise funds.

“We are proud of North and South Lanarkshire Councils’ achievement in bringing the world’s biggest youth sporting event to Scotland and wish them every success for the forthcoming event.”

Tickets will be on sale at businesses throughout Lanarkshire. The car will also tour Lanarkshire until the start of the Games on August 3 and, wherever it goes, people will have the chance to buy tickets.

The draw will be made ahead of the opening ceremony at Motherwell’s Fir Park on August 4.

Councillor Jim Smith, co-chairman of the International Children’s Games organising committee, said: “We are extremely grateful for the efforts of Supporters of the Games.

“This is a great way for people to back the Games with a chance of winning a fantastic prize.”

Supporters of the Games is holding another fundraising event next Thursday (June 30) at Holywood Bowl in Coatbridge. It starts at 7pm and entry cost for each team of six is £60, which allows unlimited play until 11pm.

For more information call 07854 602225.