A CHARITY football game between staff from two companies in the Wee County raised a four-figure some to help support families affected by cancer.

Employees from Diageo and Carntyne Transport came together for the match at Alloa's West End Park last Friday, April 6, in a bid to raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Donations came thick and fast all day and, with both companies chipping in, organisers reckon the final total will reach around £1,000.

It was a great day out despite the unfavourable weather, with many families and children coming along to cheer the players on.

After the 90 minutes, the match ended 3-1 in favour of Carntyne.

Diageo's Bryan Mackie helped to set up the event, along with colleague David Herd and Kenneth Dowds from Carntyne.

The Diageo team came from the disgorging unit at Blackgrange and regularly work with the Carntyne side who take the barrels away on their lorries.

Bryan told the Advertiser: “We've got £300 now and I believe Carntyne is putting £200 in and Diageo is going to double the money, so I think it's going to be about £1,000 once we got all the money in.”

It was then over to the Royal Oak in town for rolls and drinks with Bryan giving a nod of thanks to the hotel and bar's Craig and Greg for putting the food on the table for the teams.

Bryan also wanted to take his hat off to the two companies and all the players for putting the money in for a great cause as well as David and Kenneth for their help in bringing the match about.

They now hope to turn it into a biannual event and expand the activities to provide more to do for the children and families who come along to support the teams.

Bryan said: “We are going to maybe make it twice a year, hoping to have another one, maybe in the summer-time.

“And we'll have it more organised, that was a really last-minute one.

“There were a lot of kids there, all the families came down and watched so we are thinking about having a bouncy castle and maybe make a wee bit more money than we did.”