Theme park raises cash for the kids

Scottish boy band SupaNova perform with Courage the Cat at Cash for Kids day held at M&D's Theme Park to an appreciative audience.
Scottish boy band SupaNova perform with Courage the Cat at Cash for Kids day held at M&D's Theme Park to an appreciative audience.
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M&D’s Theme Park in Strathclyde Park has raised almost £15,000 for children’s charity Clyde 1 and Clyde 2 Cash for Kids.

M&D’s partnered with the charity as it seeks to raise £25,000 by December to buy a holiday home for Kinship Carers to use 52 weeks of the year for respite.

Kinship carers can be grandparents, older siblings or other wider family members or friends that provide care and protection, often at very little notice, for children who can no longer live with their parents.

M&D’s staff participated in a range of activities over the past few weeks and hosted a Cash for Kids day in association with Radio Clyde.

Around 2,000 visitors to M&D’s received a free wristband to take part in exchange for a donation to Cash for Kids.

Throughout the day there were a host of activities including a BBQ with Radio Clyde’s presenters on serving duty and a duck race.

North and South Lanarkshire provosts Jim Robertson and Eileen Logan kept the crowd updated on what was raised..

In addition there was a special performance from new Scottish boy band SupaNova.

M&D’s are planning more events to reach the £25,000 target.

Managing director Matthew Taylor said: “This was a fantastic event with around 2,000 visitors on the day helping us reach the amazing total of almost £15,000.

“We are delighted to have formed this partnership with Clyde 1 and Clyde 2 Cash for Kids as it does fantastic work across the west of Scotland and the kinship carers really struck a chord with the team here.

“We know how generous our visitors are, but raising this total has really blown us away. We will continue to fundraise to ensure that we smash our target of £25,000 by December.”