Plucky Nando's staff take on charity run
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PECKS AWAY: The 5k dash around Renfrew raised cash for Craiglea Care Home
THERE was no chickening out as a team of clucky restaurant staff took on a lung-bursting run round Renfrew to support a local care home.
Wacky waiters from Renfrew's Nando's took on a 5k dash round the town to raise cash for the Craiglea Care Home in Renfrew.
And after racing round the route dressed as chickens, most looked particularly beaky on their return.
One staff member who needed no extra motivation was deputy manager John McLellan, 31, whose 64 year-old dad, also called John, is a resident at Craiglea.
The former Erskine hospital driver suffers from early-onset dementia, but enjoys the highest standards of care at the home, as John explained.
The former Park Mains High pupil told the Gazette: "The home did a similar event last year but it wasn't that well supported so we wanted to do our bit to help out and raise some cash for them.
"It's a business that is close to my heart as they did a great job looking after my dad who is in there with advanced dementia.
"It's good to give to a local cause like this.
You can actually see the effects of the money straight away and how it can help the work they do.
"It's a really positive feeling." John's colleague Joanna Carvery, 21, helped organise the event, putting her background as a marketing student to good use in promoting the run to raise funds.
Joanna, 21, from Erskine, said: "We've been collecting money in store over the counter and staff have obviously been rasing sponsorship themselves.
"We don't know quite how much we've raised yet but hopefully it should be enough to make a real difference.
"I'm going to try and run it.
Everyone's doing it a bit differently - some people are taking it very seriously and are going to try and run as fast as they can and some of the others are just going to get round.
"One of the managers is going to walk their dog instead of running but it's all for the same cause.
"Obviously the home is a worthwhile cause and it is close to our hearts because of John's dad.
"It's a great local charity which is definitely worth supporting."