Amateurs’ charity boost

Linlithgow Ams cheque pres to Prostate Scotland
Linlithgow Ams cheque pres to Prostate Scotland

Linlithgow Rose Community FC Amateurs has presented cancer charity, Prostate Scotland, with a cheque for £1500.

The donation follows last season’s successful link-up, which saw the charity’s logo printed on the team’s shorts.

As well as raising money for the charity, the partnership also gained national TV coverage prior to the Linlithgow Rose versus Raith Rovers Scottish Cup tie last season.

Marc Leishman, club secretary and player said: “We are delighted with the amount of money we have managed to raise for Prostate Scotland.

“We’d like to thank the local community for their help in making the partnership a success, the whole of the community club for their fundraising efforts and Linlithgow Rose for getting involved with our


“We hope that the work we’ve done has helped to bring this cancer and, its symptoms, to the attention of men who might not otherwise have known about them.”

The money was raised through sponsored runs, leg shaving challenges, bring-a-pound to the game day, a quiz night and collection cans located in shops in Linlithgow and Bo’ness.

Collection tubs and advertising hoardings were also present at the Rose Scottish Cup tie earlier this year.

Adam Gaines, director, Prostate Scotland, said: “We would like to thank Linlithgow Rose Community FC Amateurs for their brilliant work in helping raise awareness of prostate cancer and disease, and for their fantastic

fundraising which has been a real help to the charity’s work.

“The partnership has been very effective in reaching out to many people with information and in creating awareness of prostate cancer in Linlithgow and far beyond.

“The support of the players and the whole community club in taking forward this issue has been brilliant and we have been most grateful.”