07 Jul 2014

John Mason and Alison Thewliss - ClydesidersTwo East End SNP politicians are gearing up to spend part of the their summer recess volunteering as ‘Clydesiders’ for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.  Glasgow City Councillor, Alison Thewliss, who represents Calton ward, will join her colleague John Mason MSP to work alongside fifteen thousand other Clydesiders who are freely giving their time this summer to volunteer for Glasgow 2014.

Local Member of the Scottish Parliament, John Mason, commented:

“I am thoroughly looking forward to being a Clydesider during the Commonwealth Games.  I previously volunteered as a driver for the 2005 Glasgow Special Olympics and very much enjoyed that opportunity too.

“Like thousands of other volunteers, I am keen to give all our visitors a very warm welcome when they come to Glasgow.  The Games are an excellent opportunity to showcase the fantastic culture, history, and friendly atmosphere that Glasgow has to offer the world.  I hope everyone, whether they are a volunteer or not, will get right behind Glasgow 2014 and offer a very warm welcome to our visitors later this month”.

Calton SNP Councillor, Alison Thewliss, added:

“I remember that day back in 2007 when it was announced that Glasgow had won the bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.  Seven years on now and we’ve come a long way to have the facilities open, on budget and on schedule.  There’s no doubt that our community has been transformed with some excellent local facilities that will leave a lasting legacy for my constituents.  Like John, I too am really excited about being a volunteer for the Games”.