FOUR Clydebank sports teams joined forces before Christmas to help ensure others got the best celebrations they could.

The athletes, normally based at the Clydebank Community Sport Hub (CCSH), haven’t been using their changing rooms because of the pandemic so instead filled them with food, clothes, toys and other donations.

Clydebank Rugby Club, Glasgow Gaels GFC, GTF Taekwon-Do and Drumchapel Amateurs were each tasked with getting different items, such as stocking fillers or non-perishable goods. But the general public also turned out with their own contributions.

Charity Help 4 The Homeless collected the goods before Christmas and praised the result.

Chris Caldwell, CCSH manager, told the Post: “It’s the first year doing this and it’s been a really good response, particularly the toys. And it’s nice to see members of the community coming in finding out a bit more about us.

“The teams are not getting to use the changing rooms and they don’t get to play much sport right now. But they got to work together.”

Mel Whitley, founder of Help 4 The Homeless, which covers the whole of Glasgow, said: “It’s been absolutely incredible. People are amazing.”

“It’s been an astounding response. We’ve already covered 350 children. Schools let us know which families need help. We have been doing a lot of that the last tow months. A lot of children were asking for food for Christmas.”