A Drumchapel group which aims to make a difference in the lives of local children and families has been given an ‘incredible’ financial boost.

3D Drumchapel recently received a £3000 donation from McDonalds in Great Western Retail Park.

Laura Drivers, head of operations at the Garscadden Road charity, explained that this money will make a “huge difference”.

She said: “Thank you, McDonald’s Great Western Road Retail Park, for your incredible generosity.

“The £3000 donation means the world to us. This will make a huge difference in supporting the children and families that we work with.

“Your kindness truly shines a light of hope and all at 3D Drumchapel are extremely grateful.”

3D Drumchapel provides support, strengthens relationships, and empowers families to make positive changes.

The group was launched in 1997 and offers a range of both universal and targeted programmes/sessions.

These focus on building strong foundations, promoting self-esteem, developing support networks, enabling positive parenting and child development, and promoting improved health and well-being.

Marc Shenken, a McDonald’s franchisee who owns and operates four restaurants in Glasgow, explained that the donation was made possible by the newly launched ‘McDonald’s in the Community Foundation’.

The foundation provides a central hub to help distribute funds, raised by the 10p carrier bag charge, to different charities and groups across Scotland.

Mr Shenken said:  “Supporting our local community is of utmost importance to me and my team, which is why I was so pleased to see the McDonald’s in the Community Foundation officially launch last year.

“It means that each restaurant group can make meaningful contributions to charities in the communities that we operate in.

“3D Drumchapel is a fantastic organisation which supports families across our local community, and we’re so pleased to be able to help provide this funding to allow them to continue providing vital services to those who need them.”