Take a LEAP of faith for char­ity

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A char­ity which as­sists el­derly peo­ple in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang is call­ing on vol­un­teers to help out.

The Light­burn El­derly As­so­ci­a­tion Project (LEAP) empowers older peo­ple aged 50+ to stay ac­tive and in­de­pen­dent within their com­mu­nity.

They do this by of­fer­ing two dis­tinct pro­jects.

Firstly, there is the Hands on Project. This is a free handyper­son ser­vice, de­liv­ered by vol­un­teers who carry out small jobs around the house such as chang­ing light bulbs, clean­ing the in­sides of win­dows and build­ing flat­pack fur­ni­ture.

The project also of­fers a be­friend­ing ser­vice to en­able iso­lated peo­ple to build new re­la­tion­ships and get back out into the com­mu­nity.

There is also the Make a Dif­fer­ence Project – a free home en­ergy ad­vice ser­vice which of­fers prac­ti­cal help to en­able peo­ple to stay af­ford­ably warm dur­ing the win­ter months. LEAP can fit free draught proof­ing, light bulbs and other items as well as take the stress out of billing.

A spokesper­son said: “We are look­ing for en­thu­si­as­tic peo­ple to join our team and give just a few hours per week.”

For more in­for­ma­tion call 0141 641 5169.

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