Family and friends of Gary Clark visited us today on what would have been his 31st birthday to mark the anniversary and donate £5000 to the Hospice in his memory.

Avid football fan Gary died in 2015 aged 21 and his family and friends set up a Rangers FC Supporters bus the ‘Gary Clark Loyal’ in tribute, with an additional aim of fundraising for the Hospice.

The group hosts the annual Gary Clark Charity Fun Day fundraiser at Hat-Trix in Cumbernauld in his memory, featuring a football tournament, music, raffle and children’s entertainment with proceeds donated to Strathcarron.

Mum Jayne says: “We are grateful to have Gary’s friends keeping his memory alive through the supporters bus and the annual memorial fun day. Gary ate, slept and dreamt Rangers, so it is a very fitting tribute for him and helps fundraise for the Hospice. The staff are wonderful at Strathcarron and Gary was well cared for here – he had a heart of gold and was a big joker so the staff all loved him.

“We would like to thank everyone who donated and supported the fun day in his memory and continue to support the event for such a special cause.”

Gary’s family and friends have raised over £30,000 for the Hospice since he sadly died and have paid for several days of care in his memory on his birthday, 10th July.

If you would like to find out more about how to Pay for a Day in memory of a loved one please email [email protected] for more information.

Find out more about Fundraising for Strathcarron Hospice