A GREENOCK grandmother is toasting a charity close to her heart with tea to help needy children.

Angela Davidson is taking part in Sober for October to raise funds for Children in Poverty Inverclyde.

The retired Marks and Spencer shop assistant, says it is a small thing to do to help families who are struggling especially in the run up to Christmas.

Angela, 71, of Finnart Road, said: "I go to the bingo at the Regent Club with my friend and at the club we put all our spare change into a collection for Children in Poverty.

"I thought I'll try to do my bit for the charity because they do such a lot of good work for families in the community.

"I do enjoy a glass of wine with my dinner. I was in the pub the other day with my husband Bobby and my friend and now I'm drinking soda water and lime.

"It's a small thing to do give up for such a good cause. It's good for the health benefits too and four weeks isn't a long time.

"The Regent Club has raised lots of funds over the years for charities."

Angela who is married to Bobby, has a son and daughter and four grandchildren and enjoys socialising, walking and reading.

She said: "The pandemic has been a difficult time for so many families and it's also coming up to Christmas.

"I just want to do my bit to help."

Angela quipped that her husband was supportive, saying: "As long as he gets his pint, he's happy."

If anyone wants to support Angela they should contact her on her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/angela.davidson.7739