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Queen’s Park FC Foundation kick off Christmas for Glasgow’s Golden Generation

Queen’s Park FC Foundation kick off Christmas for Glasgow’s Golden Generation

Glasgow’s Golden Generation is holding a Christmas party funded by Queen’s Park FC Foundation at the David Cargill Day Centre.
The charity has recently partnered with the foundation to launch a Football Memories group on a Tuesday morning in the centre.
Owen Coyle, current manager of Queen’s Park Football Club dropped in on Friday (16th December) to start the celebrations.

Coyle said,

“It was lovely to meet the service users at Glasgow’s Golden Generation and see first-hand the difference our support makes.
“The launch of the Football Memories Group has been well received so the festive party is the icing on the Christmas cake!

David Cargill Day Centre Manager Christine Douglas added,


“After two years of cancelled parties because of the pandemic it’s fantastic to be back!

“We can’t thank Queen’s Park Football Club Foundation enough for their support this year.

“It’s been great to see our older adults reminisce about Scottish football – we even discovered one of our service users worked in Hampden stadium for years, so we were able to take her back to visit.


“Her face just lit up when we got there!”

Queen’s Park FC Foundation are funding the party for all service users and volunteers this year through the SPFL Trust’s Festive Friends initiative.

The Football Memories Group at the David Cargill Day Centre runs every second Tuesday and all are welcome to attend.
The group is led by staff from the Queen’s Park FC Foundation and involves reminiscence, armchair exercises and more.
The group will relaunch on 10 January – for further information and to book a place please email or call the David Cargill Day Centre on 0141 632 7391.