Families supported by two Home-Starts in Glasgow were at Hampden Park on Monday 9 November, to help celebrate the announcement by Scottish Professional Football League that Home-Start is the official charity for semi-final and final of the Scottish League Cup, presented by Utilita.

Families at Hampden ParkAlso at the home of Scottish football was Rob Parkinson, chief executive of Home-Start UK, who helped to draw the semi-final ties of the competition.

Stacey and her four children have been supported by a volunteer from Home-Start Glasgow North since Jan 2014 while Michelle, and her two children, receive help from Home-Start Glasgow South.

Both families received a tour of the famous stadium and were photographed with the trophy and with players representing each of the four teams in the semi-finals.

Rob Parkinson making SPFL drawSPFL Chief Executive, Neil Doncaster, said: “Anything that can support and improve the lives of vulnerable families in Scotland is a very positive thing.

“The SPFL - partnering with Utilita for this season’s Scottish League Cup – and working closely with Home-Start, is further evidence of the positive and powerful force that football can be in society.”

Home-Start launched in Scotland in 1984 and there are now 32 local Home-Starts working in communities across the country. Last year they supported almost 2,500 families and nearly 5,000 children in Scotland.