A CLYDEBANK family have thanked the public for their generosity since the sudden death of their father and grandfather.

Martin Fallone, 64, passed away from a suspected heart attack on June 30 while working as a security guard at Glastonbury Festival.

More than £1,700 was raised through a JustGiving page as well as a collection at his funeral and amongst his former colleagues at G4S. The money will be donated to Clyde Shopmobility, where Martin was a volunteer.

Born May 18, 1955, Martin was a former pupil of St Mary’s Primary in Duntocher and then St Columba’s High.

He went to work at a munitions factory in Bishopton until he was injured on a bicycle while on his way to work in 1986. The accident broke bones in his neck which were never located, and caused brain damage.

Martin then joined the security industry and spent about 10 years in the sector before stopping work to look after wife Janette full time. He was her carer for 19 years until she passed away, aged 62, in 2015.

With Martin still below retirement age, he took on volunteering at Clyde Shopmobility, as well as two jobs - stocktaking with OSC and security work with G4S.

Security work took him to all manner of events and locations, often getting put on VIP areas at the Hydro or other gigs.

It was G4S who referred him to Glastonbury two weeks before the festival.

Son William was going to the annual event already and met up with his dad on the Thursday night and went to some acts.

Martin, who also leaves behind grandchildren Alysha and Brandon, worked his Friday shift but then after breakfast with other staff, didn’t turn up for work on Saturday. He was found the next day in his tent at Worthy Farm and an investigation is still ongoing.

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The family, including daughter Susan, lived in Dalmuir, then Whitecrook, then Duntocher and finally Faifley.

Martin and Janette were active in bowling clubs including Yoker, Whitecrook and Goldenhill.

In recent years, Martin travelled more, including journeys to Prague and Budapest, and New York and Boston in March.

William said: “He was very quiet. Once he started working, he never stopped. He enjoyed security work - that’s all he would talk about when he talked.

“We’re grateful for the contributions everyone made and for the support and best wishes.”