Club nets £250

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Local musician Johnny Jenkins played in Tesco’s Penicuik supermarket to raise money for one of Midlothian’s newest football clubs.

The keyboard maestro, known as Honky Tonk Johnny, entertained shoppers and staff during two visits, raising £250 for Whitehackle FC.

The club, established in May, provides football opportunities for military and civilian children in Midlothian and south Edinburgh.

It is a partnership between a group of local football officials and Whitehackle, the charitable organisation for the 2SCOTS battalion of The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

The club was inspired by Callum Brown, a soldier who lost both legs after stepping on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in January 2011. He lives in Penicuik with his wife, Laura, and is undergoing intensive rehabilitation and recovery from his injuries.

Callum worked with his brother-in-law, Keith Wilson, and other football coaches to create Whitehackle FC, which now boasts under-7s, under-16s, under-19s and a ladies team.

To find out more about Whitehackle FC or play in one of the teams, contact keithwilson75@gmail.com