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Eyes down for youngsters in EK
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