A MEN’S mental health hub in Drumchapel has been chosen as a local store’s charity of the year.

Men Matter topped a vote amongst staff at the Iceland store in Drumchapel Shopping Centre.

Store manager Chris Dolan told the Post the charity received the highest number of votes from staff because of the great work members of the hub do in the community and the impact it has had on residents.

Chris said: “A few of our present and former staff members access the hub, and we have also seen members out in the community doing litter picks and other activities.

“I know it is a mental health charity, but to the local community, they have had a wider impact.

“We feel they are very deserving and will now receive any money we raise in store over the next year.”

Men Matter officially opened in February, but had been running as a small local peer support group since 2019.

The hub is located at the back of Olivers pub in Drumchapel Road, though it has been closed since lockdown restrictions took effect in March.

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It previously provided an activities and games room, a family room and a physical base for peer support and fun nights.

They have since set up a series of activities via Zoom to ensure it can continue to support members.

Co-founder Peter Divers told the Post the charity was grateful to have been chosen.

He said: “The funds raised will allow us to reach more men, provide extra activity sessions and the possibility of residential work could be on the table for the first time.

“We would like to thank Iceland for the recognition of our work and the financial support they will offer.

“Communities work best when we all work together and this is a shining example of a huge company supporting grassroots charities.”

Peter added the charity will have the opportunity to hold joint events with Iceland, raise funds with them and also bag pack, with all proceeds going to the Iceland Charity Fund and then redirected to Men Matter.