St Luke’s High School Campus Cop PC Michael Goldie and Joe Herd also from the school supervised a group of volunteers at Neilston Development Trust’s Mela on the Main Street event on Saturday 28 March 2015. Despite terrible weather twelve pupils from the school turned out to support the event through the school’s ReachOut St Luke’s activity. The activity encourages young people to volunteer at community events and is supported by the Scottish Government ‘s CashBack for Communities Fund which uses proceeds from crime to support youth work activities.
PC Goldie was quick to praise the youngsters by saying, ‘Obviously we’d arranged to help out at the Mela before we knew about the weather and the fact that the group all turned out on a miserable Saturday morning to support the community says volumes about them. I was delighted with the commitment.’
The weather meant street stalls and activities had to be brought indoors at Neilston Bank making it a very busy and noisy event but well worth it, nonetheless.