Indy supporters donate thousands for Foodbank after Yes Cyclist’s 500 mile marathon


A Glasgow Foodbank will benefit from the generosity of Yes supporters after they donated thousand of pounds to a crowdfunding appeal.
The appeal, the brainchild of Yes campaigner Mark Coburn, has raised almost £3500 for Maryhill Foodbank, and is still growing.

Coburn, a keen cyclist, came up with the idea of cycling around Scotland in order to raise funds for local Yes groups.  His target of £5350 was reached within one day.

However Mark had also pledged that any excess would go straight to Maryhill Foodbank.  Despite the appeal total having been reached, generous Yes supporters have continued to donate as Mark attempted to cycle 100 miles a day for five days.

In an interview with Newsnet Scotland Mark explained that he wanted to help the foodbank after hearing of the tragic tale of a mother who had not eaten for days, who opened a can of beans in front of shocked staff at the foodbank and began to eat with her bare hands.{/youtube}

The appeal ends at midnight on Friday.  Anyone wishing to donate can do so here.