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Scottish Refugee Council’s Women’s Netball Team

Congratulations are due to Scottish Refugee Council’s Refugee Week Women’s Netball Team who played an impressive game during the first ever Refugee Week Women’s Netball Tournament. 

The energetic event was well supported by lively spectators, showcased an array of talent and featured seven teams in total: Scottish Refugee Council, SAWA, St Matthew’s, SQA and the hosts, Destiny Dolls of Destiny Church, who entered three teams.

Each team played two 10-minute games, with energy and enthusiasm running high throughout.  In the final was a skilled Destiny Dolls’ team and SQA. The concluding game was a close one, yielding a final score of 12-10 to Destiny Dolls.

Sport supporting a good cause

Hungry and thirsty players and spectators were treated to well-deserved food and snacks.  The event raised around £100, which will be split between Destiny Angels and Refugee Survival Trust.

Among the upbeat activity, there was also time to reflect on more sobering realities.  David Thomson of Destiny Church said that the numbers of asylum seekers and refugees coming to Destiny Angels for food has doubled in the last few weeks and they currently struggle to keep up with demand.

How you can donate

They are currently accepting donations of non-perishable food items such as pasta, rice, cereal, tinned veg, tinned meat and fish, UHT milk, tinned veg and fruit, coffee, tea, sugar.

Drop off your contributions, in the first instance, at Gorbals Christian Centre, 37 South Portland Street, G5 9JQ or Destiny Church Shawlands, 1120 Pollokshaws Road G41 3QP.

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Chris Pettigrew
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