Team effort for charity at Motherwell Phoenix

The 2008 team is pictured with, l-r, coach Danny Quinn, Scotia Aid director Dan Houston and coach Andrew Love.
The 2008 team is pictured with, l-r, coach Danny Quinn, Scotia Aid director Dan Houston and coach Andrew Love.

Kind-hearted youngsters at Motherwell Phoenix Boys’ Club proved they are in a league of their own by making a special donation.

The lads organised a collection of their old strips to be sent to underprivileged children in Sierra Leone through the Scotia Aid charity.

And as well as old Motherwell Phoenix strips, many boys generously donated their other football tops to the cause too.
Chairman and 2006/08 coach Andrew Love explained: “We had the idea that the club could donate kits, which were from past seasons but in good condition, to charity.

“We came across Scotia Aid whose aim is try to improve the lives of children in Sierra Leone.

“The Phoenix kits were handed into the club by players ages six-12, coaches and parents, both past and present.

“In the end we donated over 100 football tops, 92 pairs of shorts, 34 tracksuit tops and seven jackets to Scotia Aid.

“These Motherwell Phoenix kits will now be sent to and be worn by underprivileged kids in Sierra Leone.”
Tannochside-based Scotia Aid - Sierra Leone was established by a group of businessmen in 2010. For more info visit www.scotiaaid-sierraleone.org.uk.