MEMBERS of Drumchapel Desk Tennis Membership are nearing a profitable finish to a gruelling month-long charity problem.
Eight of the membership’s gamers are strolling, operating and biking 100km every for Parkinson’s UK, which raises funds for analysis and assist into the illness.
The staff are greater than midway by way of the problem and, on the time of print, have raised a staggering £2,569 alongside the way in which.
Membership chairman Terry McLernon needed to maintain members motivated through the Covid-19 pandemic.
He mentioned: “Throughout lockdown, we discovered that every one the children have been struggling to do stuff and we needed to maintain them lively.
“We’ve acquired a social media group and we got here up with the thought to do a fundraising problem.
“Financially we’re coping effectively and we don’t actually need the cash for ourselves as a result of the membership isn’t actually operating for the time being. We’re not enjoying in leagues and we’re not going away anyplace.
“We determined to boost cash for Parkinson’s as charities are actually struggling simply now they usually can’t get out and lift cash like they often would.”
Members have been impressed to boost cash for the organisation after a buddy of the desk tennis membership, David Graham, was identified with Parkinson’s illness.
The situation causes components of the mind to grow to be progressively broken over a few years and there may be at present no treatment.
Terry mentioned he’s delighted with the membership’s fundraising efforts to this point.
He added: “Everyone seems to be doing brilliantly. You’ll assume 100km every over the course of a month can be straightforward, nevertheless it’s actually not.
“We set a goal of £500 and we thought that will be an inexpensive quantity as a result of we don’t fundraise fairly often.
“I’m over the moon with the quantity. It’s very nice to see folks making small donations comparable to £5 and £10 as a result of all of it provides up.”
To donate to the fundraiser, go to the Drumchapel Desk Tennis Membership Fb web page.