Elderly set for Christmas meal at home
Elderly residents of Rutherglen and Cambuslang are set to get a welcome Christmas boost.
The Hands on Project, has been operational under the auspices of the Lightburn Elderly Association Project for the past 12 years, and the project has delivered a befriending and handy person’s service to older people in Cambuslang, Rutherglen and East Kilbride.
Over the years the project has been successful in supporting a significant number of older people in South Lanarkshire, while the success of the project is down to the dedication and enthusiasm of its league of volunteers and small team of staff.
This Christmas, the Hands on Project is delighted to announce that following funding from South Lanarkshire Council’s meal grant for older people and a generous donation from Waitrose, they will be able to support 100 housebound older people to enjoy a Christmas meal at home.
Just before Christmas, a team of staff and volunteers will deliver Christmas bags containing a prepared meal and assorted goodies to the 100 older people who have been identified by the project, volunteers and other agencies as requiring some festive cheer.
LEAP would like to thank Waitrose and South Lanarkshire Council for their support.
Anyone interested in the Hands On Services or as participating as a volunteer should contact 641 5169 where a member of the team would be delighted to assist in recruiting new blood for the programme.
More recently, the project has received funding from the Big Lottery to extend its befriending and handy person service into Blantyre, Hamilton, Bothwell and Uddingston and as a result are currently ecruiting volunteers to launch this service in January 2014.
Festive treat Hands On Project volunteers get ready to deliver
some Christmas cheer