KIND goal-den boys who lost out on a dream trip to Barcelona cheered themselves up - by giving over £800 away to local charities.

St Andrew's Boys Club's 2009s team Greenock had been saving all year to attend a tournament in the city.

They were due to play there next week, until coronavirus intervened and saw the trip shelved.

But the boys club decided that this gave them the chance to help their local community.

Coach Graham Black said: "We had done a lot of fundraising over the year and we decided to give some of it back to the community."

The club donated £250 to the Barnardo's Nurture service.

Meanwhile a signed Celtic top was raffled though a bonus ball game and this raised a further £590.

This money will go to local elderly groups.

Graham says the boys were understandably upset the Spanish trip had to be called off.

He said: "There were 47 of us, 23 players plus dads and coaches and we had been fundraising over the year to take part in the tournament at the Easter weekend.

"As a surprise for all the boys, we got them personalised strips with Barcelona on them, pictured in team photo, and gave them is a parcel so they could open them on Christmas Day.

"It's not going to happen now, so we all agreed to give the money to people who need it now."

Graham, 40, also did his bit by getting his head shaved, along with his son Dean, 10, and made a donation to Barnardo's.

He said: "Dean played with Morton pro-youth and we were in a What's App Group and I was nominated by someone in the group to get my head shaved, then I nominated someone else.

"It's taken off since then and we are busy urging people to get their heads shaved then donate money to a charity of their choice.

"It's a good wee idea."