Jags For Good is donating funds to help Glasgow residents with their energy bills

Partick Thistle supporters formed Jags For Good to make a difference north of Glasgow in the areas surrounding their club’s grounds.

One of several initiatives by the charity group was an attempt to raise £3,000 to set up an energy fund in the face of the cost of living crisis.

When the original target of £3,000 was surpassed in 24 hours, the group decided to keep the balance sheet open.


Now Jags For Good has passed the £20,000 milestone for the fund, hosted by Glasgow North West Foodbank.

The goal was surpassed thanks to supporter Jack Carson, who completed the grueling West London Spartan Race on behalf of the charity.

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The 23-year-old said: “I thought this would be a good opportunity to raise money and it was easy for me to choose to do it for Jags For Good because I know some of the people involved and how much time and time it takes.” The effort they put into a totally selfless cause.

“I had a great time at some of the events they organized and wanted to give something back.

“The work they do goes across Scotland because we bring food to away games for food banks. So they’re doing a really great job and I don’t think enough people are aware of that.”

Jack, who was invited to Jags games at just 18 months old and has been a lifelong fan, said the Spartan race was “a lot worse” than he expected.

He added: “I’ve been training pretty hard since the New Year and have given myself a lot of time to prepare for it, but I couldn’t have predicted how difficult it was going to be.”

Heather Wilson of Jags For Good said: “When we heard that Jack was entering the Spartan Race in aid of Jags For Good, we were incredibly impressed.”

“When he began to exceed his goals within days of setting them, we knew the sponsorship money would do a lot for the local community.”

Jack ran the brutal 13-mile steeplechase on April 29, taking him three hours and 23 minutes.

In all he raised £900, which was then matched by his employers, meaning £1,800 went directly to Jags For Good’s energy fund, taking the fund’s total to more than £20,000.


Of the current total, almost £9,000 has come from online appeals, as well as matchday donations and events such as a stand-up show at The Stand in October, which featured Ray Bradshaw, Fred Macaulay and Frankie Boyle.

Both the men’s first-team team and Partick Thistle Women’s FC supported the game.

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All funds raised will be used by Glasgow North West Foodbank to provide energy top-ups to people with prepaid meters who are falling into poverty.

Heather added: “The Energy Fund has been supported by so many Thistle fans and the football community at large and we are eternally grateful to them.”

“Hunger doesn’t wear club colors.”

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