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Eyes down for young­sters in EK

East Kilbride News - - ELECTION SPECIAL - Mark Pirie

The Hands On Project is look­ing for more vol­un­teers in Strathaven.

It forms part of the South La­nark­shire-based char­ity Light­burn El­derly As­so­ci­a­tion Project (LEAP), which of­fers a free handyper­son ser­vice to peo­ple over the age of 50.

They pro­vide free, prac­ti­cal as­sis­tance for small house­hold jobs and tasks around the home.

Vol­un­teers carry out a num­ber of small prac­ti­cal tasks such as chang­ing light­bulbs, fit­ting shelves, chang­ing cur­tains and fit­ting cur­tain poles or build­ing small flat-pack fur­ni­ture and lots more.

The Hands On Project is re­liant on vol­un­teers, who give up just one or two hours a week to visit clients in their home.

All vol­un­teers un­dergo a dis­clo­sure check as well as re­ceive train­ing and daily sup­port from LEAP staff.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Hands On Project, vol­un­teer­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties or if you know some­one who can ben­e­fit from our ser­vices, call (0141) 641 5169.

Al­ter­na­tively, visit www. leap-project.co.uk or find the or­gan­i­sa­tion on Face­book at LEAP Ltd.

It was eyes down for a full house at Tech­no­tots Nurs­ery in East Kilbride.

For they wel­comed adults and kids to a bingo ses­sion.

The group or­gan­ised the event as a way to en­cour­age fam­i­lies and chil­dren to work to­gether and in­crease the young­sters’ lit­er­acy and nu­mer­acy skills in a fun way.

Man­ager Jayne God­dard was de­lighted with the re­sponse.

She said: “We are keen to ex­tend learn­ing to the fam­ily home and in­volve the par­ents as much as pos­si­ble – so we thought this was a fun way to do it.

“There was a great turnout with just as many dads as mums and grans.

“Ev­ery­one seemed to en­joy it and the kids are al­ready ask­ing when we will next be play­ing bingo.

“Though it has to be said that some of the par­ents were very com­pet­i­tive!”

We are keen to ex­tend learn­ing to fam­ily home...

Hav­ing fun Ri­ley with his dad Barry Palmer

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