Fir Park Toy Drive Tonight

Pleased to support the annual MFC Podcast Toy Drive at Fir Park tonight, which is being assisted by the fantastic Motherwell FC Community Trust.

The toy drive, which was first held last year, aims to collect as many toys & games as possible to then be distributed amongst children in our local communities this Christmas.

The collection of donations will be taking place between 6.30pm and 7.40pm outside the Davie Cooper Stand, ahead of the Motherwell versus Celtic game this evening.

If you’re heading along to the match, or just passing the general area, and can drop off a donation (be it a brand new item, or just a used toy or game in good condition), please do so and support this great cause.


Good luck Motherwell!

As a member of The Well Society and a big supporter of the great work carried out by the Motherwell FC Community Trust in our local communities, I am wishing Motherwell FC the very best of luck this week ahead of the club’s Betfred League Cup final appearance on Sunday.

It has been a fantastic achievement for the club to reach this weekend’s cup final and it will be a great occasion for the town and surrounding areas.

I hope that all supporters heading to Hampden on Sunday have a memorable day and that the Steelmen put in a performance for us all to be proud of.


This Week: Recess Review

31 March – 17 April 2017

The UK Parliament is an incredibly busy place when it is in session. However, there are often recesses throughout the year. From the 31st of March until the 17th of April, the Parliament was in its Easter recess hence why, if you keep an eye on what Marion’s up to through the “This Week” feature, you’d have perhaps noticed no updates over the period!

Of course, this doesn’t mean that the Motherwell & Wishaw MP has been sitting with her feet up in front the telly! Far from it – Marion has been incredibly busy over the past weeks working hard on casework in her Dalziel Building office, planning for the coming months back at Westminster, and being out and about in the constituency, talking to local people, assisting with issues, and meeting local charities, organisations, and businesses.

Here are some of the highlights from a busy summer back in North Lanarkshire:

Marion took the opportunity of a rare Monday evening home to address Motherwell and Wishaw branch of the Scottish National Party.

Marion had a fantastic trip to Daiwa Sports Ltd, located in Netherton Industrial Estate, meeting with General Manager Jim Robert and spending some time learning about such an innovative, forward-thinking, and successful manufacturer located within the constituency.

The MP attended the Dedication of a Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone in memory of Cambusnethan man William J Milne VC, who received the Victoria Cross during the 1st World War.
Marion visited HMP Shotts to discuss changes made to Prison Officers’ pensions and to learn more about the work they undertake.

The MP was delighted to attend the The SPFL Trust’s Trusted Trophy Tour’s Fir Park stop yesterday afternoon, celebrating the fantastic work done by the club’s Community Trust.

SPFL Trust’s Trusted Trophy Tour

I was delighted to attend the The SPFL Trust’s Trusted Trophy Tour’s Fir Park stop yesterday afternoon.

The SPFL Trust is an independent registered charity associated with the Scottish Professional Football League, working in partnership with Scotland’s 42 professional clubs and external agencies to promote, support, fund and administer activities which inspire SPFL clubs to help meet the identified social needs of the people of Scotland.

The Trusted Trophy Tour will visit all 42 Scottish professional football clubs in order to celebrate the community work of each, and yesterday it was the turn of Motherwell FC – and in particular the Motherwell FC Community Trust, who were on hand to showcase the truly excellent work they do in our local area.

The Community Trust aims to use the power of football and the brand name of Motherwell Football Club to motivate and inspire people and communities to change their lives for the better. The Trust operates across Lanarkshire and works with people and communities of all ages living within areas of multiple deprivation or those affected by issues such as poor physical and mental health, unemployment, poor attainment, low engagement with physical activity and community safety.

You can find out more about the SPFL Trust’s Trusted Trophy Tour, yesterday’s event at Fir Park, and the Motherwell FC Community Trust by clicking here!

You certainly don’t need to be a fan of Motherwell – or even football in general – to recognise the wonderful and valuable work the club’s Community Trust does for our local communities!


Motherwell FC Community Trust: Volunteer!

The Motherwell Football Club Community Trust ( is offering fantastic volunteering opportunities for would-be coaches.

As a big supporter of the fantastic work the Trust does in our community, I would urge anyone considering volunteering for such a role to get in touch with them. Additionally, the Trust takes on volunteers in various other roles outwith coaching, so it may be worth contacting them for more information if interested.

Not only is volunteering a rewarding and enjoyable experience, but it also has a very positive impact on our local communities.