Bo’ness United Community Football Group new initiative

The 2008 team being presented with new training tops showing support for Windmill Playgroup
The 2008 team being presented with new training tops showing support for Windmill Playgroup

Kicking off a new initiative with the goal of helping others is Bo’ness United Community Football Group.

Instead of getting cash and putting the sponsor’s name on its strips, the club is printing the name of other groups and organisations on tops for its younger teams.

First to step out with the new-look gear is the 2008 team.

Chairman Peter Hay (45) said: “We have chosen the Windmill Playgroup because a lot of the children in the team attended there when younger.”

The Windmill organisation has been on the go for 38 years and offers children from ages two to five years an opportunity to meet and socialise with other youngsters.

Jennifer Brown (45), a volunteer at the club and a member of the group, said: “This is a great idea. No money changes hand but everyone wins. The Windmill Playgroup gets needed publicity and everyone can see the community organisations in Bo’ness working together.”

The football club has worked closely with Bo’Net and is trying to make groups within the town help each other.

Peter, a support worker, said: “The Windmill Playgroup let us use their facilities for training and meetings. They helped us so we helped them.

“It is a message I want the rest of Bo’ness to hear so we can start working together for the community.”