Heart play download Twitter Facebook Facebook Twitter tick linkedin linkedin-circle upload refresh cross-2 menu search youtube cross-3 rounded-right-pointer rounded-down-pointer quotes-opening quotes-closing snowflake pause file-pdf instagram

Greenock Dockers legacy lands £20,000 for CHAS

The Greenock Dockers social club which recently closed its doors, bequeathed a final gift to the community - by donating £60,000 to good causes.

The Dockers, one of the last remaining social clubs in the town, called last orders on Hogmanay after serving the public for 36 years.

Lack of money and members were reasons cited for the club's demise.

The club was sold for around £200,000 and members decided that the remaining funds, after staff redundancies and bills were paid, should be shared between Ardgowan Hospice, CHAS (Children's Hospices Across Scotland) and Macmillan Cancer Support, charities which the club had supported over the years. Treasurer Neil Paton said: "It's the Dockers legacy.

"We're definitely going out on a high.

"We have supported these charities for 36 years and I think it is fitting that they should benefit from the remaining funds."

Hopefully these donations will enable them to carry on their good work.

Samantha Reilly, community fundraiser with CHAS, said the donation was an 'outstanding' act of kindness.

She added: "It will make a huge difference. At the moment we are only dealing with one in three families, this £20,000 will help us reach out and help more people who need us."

If you want to talk to someone about your own situation or find out more about our services, please get in touch: