Scottish Labour leader visits Bonnyrigg Rose Community Football Club

Friday March 1st 2024

Bonnyrigg 5 Bs Scottish Laboiur Leader Anas Sarwar

Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar on his visit to Bonnyrigg Rose Community Football Club.

Written by Midlothian View Editor, Phil Bowen

Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar visited Bonnyrigg Rose Community Football Club this week to find out how community facilities are faring during the cost of living crisis.

He heard from people delivering mental health sessions, walking clubs for new mums, lunches for pensioners, advice with benefits and housing, support for recovery and youth sessions – and that’s even before the football.

The club put their values at the heart of everything they do and are working to ‘redefine winning’ so players care about living up to the 5 Bonnyrigg Bs (Be Honest, Be a Team Player, Be Respectful, Be Resilient, Be You) just as much as scoring goals.

Anas Sarwar said “All politicians should follow the 5 Bs of Bonnyrigg! The Bonnyrigg Rose Community Football Club is doing great work on and off the pitch, providing support on everything from mental health to the cost of living”.

Kirsty McNeill, who is the Scottish Labour and Co-operative Westminster candidate for Midlothian, said

“I’m so grateful to have had the chance to show Anas all the activities that happen at Bonnyrigg Rose Community Football Club. It’s got football in the name but it’s so much more. Whether you need debt advice or a group for new mums or a safe place to share issues with mental health, there’s someone there who can help. Like all of our community groups, people are having to do more with less and I’m so impressed and inspired by what is being achieved”.

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