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Christmas Keppie Uppie for seafarers

22nd December 2017

Scottish professional football manager Malky MacKay joined Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) in their festive celebrations at Holyrood Secondary School in Glasgow as the students lapped up a keenly-contested ‘Christmas Keepie Uppie’ competition. 
              Former Queen’s Park and Celtic defender Mackay, who is currently caretaker manager of Scotland and the Performance Director of the Scottish Football Association, was the special guest as he awarded pupils with prizes which were ideal early Christmas gifts. 
              First Prize of a signed Celtic jersey went to Holly who turned on the style with an impressive 49 ‘keepie ups’ while runner-up Sebastian received a signed Queen’s Park strip for his total of 48, and Glory was third so picked up a football donated from Dundee United. 
Malky Mackay with Holly
              To add to the air of excitement, there were several Christmas stalls run by senior pupils and a special thanks must got to Social Sciences Teacher, Marianne Brady, for all her hard work behind the scenes. 
              Malky said, "It’s great to see the children all having a good time for such a worthwhile charity. Apostleship of the Sea deserve all the help they can get especially at Christmas time." 
Malky with Sebastian
              AoS is preparing to return to Holyrood in February as part of their ‘Link Charity’ status for Fairtrade Fortnight. 
              Fr John Carroll, Chaplain to Holyrood, also attended, saying, "It’s wonderful for the pupils to see someone like Malky making such a positive difference."
Malky and Glory
Pupils of Holyrood Secondary School held a collection for AoS