Pub donates 100kg of food to charity over the festive period

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OVER the festive period Molly Malone’s pub in Stirling’s city centre set up a food drive in order to raise donations for local charity Start Up Stirling. 

The charity event was organised through volunteer Steven Hughes.  

The local pub set up a range of collection baskets throughout the pub in December to help raise donations in support of the local charity.  

Molly’s also had a charity night on December 15 where musicians Scott McGill and The Haggis Candy Band performed.  

The pub managed to collect two baskets of food, which were collected by Start Up Stirling to help those in need.  

credit: Harry Williamson

Molly Malone’s manager said: “Massive thanks to Steven Hughes and everyone that’s helped donate food to Start Up Stirling this past week. Lots of food going to those in need.” 

Volunteer Steven Hughes said:

“The good folk from Molly Malone’s, like many businesses, schools. churches and individuals across Scotland used Christmas as a time for helping those in greatest need in their community.

“Staff and locals in Molly’s along with musician Scott McGill raised £333 plus 100kg of food via a music night, raffle and a food collection throughout December.

“Start Up Stirling provide crisis support and the local foodbank service and rely on donations and fundraising. Start up are keen to increase fundraising via running events or the Kilt Walk in 2020 If you would like to help with this or other fundraising ideas, please get in touch with Start Up directly via their website.

“Thanks to all those who helped, donated raffle prizes and bought tickets.”

Start Up Stirling is a charity which aims to help those in need with two food banks located in Stirling City Centre and Raploch. 

Image credit: Harry Williamson

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