WET weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of dozens of football fans as they braved the elements to raise funds in memory of a six-month-old Dalmuir boy.

A charity football match was held at Mountblow Park on Sunday in aid of Grayson’s Gift.

Clydebank Post: Bankies turned out in their numbers for the eventBankies turned out in their numbers for the event (Image: Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels)Players and their supporters managed to raise more than £4,000 which will now go towards the newly launched initiative.

Grayson’s Gift is being run by Cheryl Murray and Graeme Fraser – in partnership with Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels (OKFP) - whose young son Grayson tragically died just days before Christmas.

Clydebank Post: Grayson Bobby Fraser Grayson Bobby Fraser (Image: Cheryl Murray and Graeme Fraser)

Clydebank Post: All smilesAll smiles (Image: Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels)Despite this time of year being incredibly challenging for the family they have told of their determination to spread cheer in memory of their “happy wee boy”.

Grayson’s appeal supports people of all ages who OKFP are told need a ‘pick me up’.

Clydebank Post: Youngsters enjoyed face paintingYoungsters enjoyed face painting (Image: Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels)This could be anything from a family in need of clothes to an elderly person in need of a day out to a child who needs cheering up.

Each of the gifts will be delivered by Grayson's family and friends at Christmas and will come with a little card telling the person why they are receiving it and a little bit about Grayson.

Clydebank Post: The event raised over £4,000 in aid of Grayson's GiftThe event raised over £4,000 in aid of Grayson's Gift (Image: Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels)Sunday’s match was well attended as the community rallied around Cheryl, Graeme, and their family.

There were also various fun-filled activities on offer including a bouncy castle, face painting, and a raffle.

Players were rewarded for their efforts at the end of the day with cake and sweets.

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We previously spoke to Cheryl and Graeme who explained that one of their reasons for starting Grayson's Gift was to give back to the community who supported them during their darkest hours. 

Cheryl said: "Grayson was such a happy wee boy and all he knew was love. I thought, to keep his memory alive, 'Why don't we donate to the charity [OKFP] and attach a wee card to those presents telling people a little bit about Grayson and why they are receiving that gift'.

"That's why we've titled it Grayson's Gift. We want to try and help other families at what is going to be the hardest time of the year for us.

"It’s not going to be a happy time for us but I remember how happy he was and if we can spread some joy through him that’s what we will do.”