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Wick Thistle raise £1000 charity cash

By David G Scott

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WICK Thistle are feeling grand after raising money for good causes.

The club – who won promotion to the first division of Caithness Amateur Football Association at the end of last year's summer season – raised £1000 between players, management and committee members.

Team member Andy Henderson said: "We have a great bunch of lads at the club as well as a good committee.

Wick Thistle pictured before the lockdown.
Wick Thistle pictured before the lockdown.

"A number of players and committee members have wives, partners and parents who are key workers or work in the NHS."

Andy explained that one of the team's promising young players is the son of a local GP.

"When we asked the players and committee if they would like to make a donation to local causes they were more than happy," he said.

"These are very uncertain and difficult times for everyone at the moment but we have a great team morale and spirit."

The club ran a weekly lotto and regularly donated money to local causes.

Andy said: "Last year we donated to the local food bank, the Seaforth Highlanders Club fishermen’s draw, the Friends of 'the Glass' darts weekend, and the East End and St Fergus Bowling Club tournaments."

Thistle have also been running a colouring competition for kids on their Facebook page. The entries received were so good that the organisers decided all the children deserved a prize.

"Everyone at the club was more than happy to donate and give something back to the local community who are doing a fantastic job," Andy added.

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