East Kilbride DHL workers boost Clutha Appeal Fund

East Kilbride DHL workers boost Clutha Appeal Fund

12 December 2013

Big-hearted warehouse and logistics workers at DHL in East Kilbride have donated £3000 to the Clutha Appeal Fund to help the bereaved relatives and survivors of last month’s tragic helicopter crash.

Ten people died and scores were injured when the stricken police helicopter crashed into the famous Clutha bar on the evening of Friday 29th November, sparking an outpouring of grief and solidarity across Glasgow.

Members of the Unite branch at the Langlands Park site contributed the cost of their annual Christmas lunch to help boost the Glasgow City Council charity fund which is being used to help anyone facing hardship that has been directly affected by the tragedy.

Unite regional industrial officer Willie McGonigle said, “This is a fantastic gesture by the workers at DHL and yet another example of how local people have pulled together in solidarity to help those affected by the recent tragedy.

“The Clutha isn’t just a pub; it’s a Glaswegian institution so the tragic events have really spurred people in Glasgow and across the country to help in any way they can.

“Nothing can bring back the lives lost but we hope that this donation helps boost the appeal fund and can help ease the burden that the families of the deceased and injured will have to bear, particularly at this time of year.”


For further information please contact Unite regional industrial officer Willie McGonigle on 07810 157912.

Donations to the Clutha Appeal Fund can be made via credit or debit card by calling the Glasgow City Council helpline on 0141 287 7878. Cash or cheques can be handed in to the Council directly at 45 John Street, Glasgow, G1 1JE.  Bank payments can be made directly to the Clutha Appeal Fund, Sort Code: 83-44-00 / Account: 10804129.

Notes to editors

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.