Celtic Legend, Frank McAvennie, made an appearance at the Clyde ‘Cash for Kids’ event in Paisley last week as part of a campaign to raise funds for Scotland’s children in need in the lead up to Christmas.
The event was the last stop on Clyde One’s ‘Mission Christmas’ tour which was the U.K’s biggest Christmas toy appeal and was attended by 20 excited children from around the local area.
Frank joined the event on Friday 8th December during a Clyde One broadcast along with children from multiple local charities, as Hell’s Kitchen in Paisley begin their partnership with ‘Cash for Kids’ to raise money for Scotland’s most underprivileged children.
He said: “Paul who runs Hell’s Kitchen asked me to come along and just be here basically and support the kids. Paisley’s been good to me, so it was good to come back and do something for them. There’s a lot of good kids in Paisley and they’re helping school kids out. There’s a lot of good kids that want to do well and good luck to them.”
Clyde One’s, Felicity Gordon, who works and campaigns at ‘Cash for Kids’, told us that Clyde One determines where their money should be spent.
She said: “It’s all different charities that get in touch with us and it might be people who get food and clothing and have been referred onto someone.”
She went on to describe how the money is given directly to children through social workers and other reputable bodies rather than to the parents of deprived children.
Hell’s Kitchen is a new, American diner themed restaurant, based on Paisley’s New Street which opened only one month ago following the success of their takeaway franchise, which has been running now for a year.
They serve authentic American food including breakfast, burgers, dogs, fries & shakes. All of their burgers are hand pressed each day and served in an environment which is designed to transport you to 50’s America.
The diner plans to hold similar events once a month in conjunction with Clyde One. By attending the venue and purchasing food, customers will be contributing to ‘Cash for Kids’ and will be helping to alleviate, the one in four children throughout the West of Scotland currently living in, poverty.