Rugby Players Swap the Scrum for the Aisles in Robertson Trolley Dash

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04 Jun 2021

International rugby union professionals Zander and Matt Fagerson were the star shoppers at a “Supermarket Sweep” style charity trolley dash organised by Robertson Homes.

The brothers sprinted around the Morrisons store in Lindsayfield, East Kilbride to collect much needed food, clothing, bedding and baby products for the charity Share Alike.

Along with the goods, they also collected a number of inflatables, each of which represented star prizes such as microwave ovens, slow cookers, grills, toasters and kettles.

The total value of shopping paid for by Robertson totalled around £1,300 with some of the goods being donated to families who were recently displaced following an explosion in a local block of flats.

Located in Righead Gate, Share Alike is a small community organisation run entirely by volunteers which aims to encourage sharing and caring and help alleviate poverty, loneliness and waste.

The charity offers crisis food, clothing and baby packs and also offers support services to vulnerable members of the community.

Rugby star Zander Fagerson said: “I was more than happy to come and support Share Alike, a great local community charity. It was great fun and I think normal shopping is going to be quite boring now!

“I know Robertson very well having recently bought a house from them. It’s fantastic what they are doing for Share Alike and to be able to come and help was an absolute privilege.”

Annmarie Campbell from Share Alike said: “Thank you so much to everyone at Robertson Homes. This is an absolutely huge donation that is going to help our community long term.

“It truly is amazing and we can’t thank you enough.”

Robertson Homes has two new homes developments – Glenburn Manor in Jackton and Southfield Grange in Newton Mearns – within the area Share Alike operates.

Julie Henderson, sales manager at Robertson Homes said: “We were keen to support the community around these two developments and thank you so much to Zander and Matt for giving up their time to come along and help out.

“They certainly got into the spirit of it and gave it everything to collect as much as they could. They had even studied the layout of the store the day before to work out the best route for their shopping.

“Their competitive sporting nature showed with each keen to collect the most shopping. They really did everyone proud.

“We would also like to thank everyone at Morrisons in Lindsayfield who opened the store early for us and offered generous discounts to help Share Alike even more.”

You can watch the video of the trolley dash here.

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