ERGC tops £250,000 gift

Russell McMillan, founder of ERGC
Russell McMillan, founder of ERGC

An East Renfrewshire charity which sprang from one man’s desire to give something back following his lifesaving transplant is paying huge dividends.

East Ren Good Causes has now provided the cash equivalent of a remarkable £256,000 in goods and services over the eight and a half years it’s been running.

Russell Macmillan, who set up the charity after receiving a donor pancreas and kidney decided that he had been given a very rare second chance at life, and as a mark of respect to the family who made the heartbreaking decision to switch off their loved ones life support machine, he wanted to ensure that the organs gave him the opportunity to repay the debt he owed his selfless donor’s family.

Russell told The Extra: “It has been amazing to see so many individuals, groups & businesses pulling together to raise the local standard.

“I am absolutely delighted that ERGC has been able to help so many fellow humans who have or are suffering through no fault of their own, this is what we do.”