Cheque it out
Asda hands massive boost to area hall
Toryglen Community Halls have netted a huge cash boost thanks to Asda.
The Prospecthill Circus venue has been given £18,125 thanks to the supermarket’s Asda Foundation, the company’s charitable wing that aims to help local groups.
The community halls had been nominated by Elizabeth Arbuckle, Asda Toryglen’s community champion.
The funds from the Foundation will help with much needed renovations to the halls, such as refurbishing the kitchen area in order to promote and deliver cooking on a budget and healthy eating classes.
Evelyn McNair, Hall Manager at Toryglen Community Halls, was thrilled at the cash donation.
She said: “This is such a fantastic amount of money for us and we are hugely grateful to Elizabeth, Asda Toryglen and the Asda Foundation for making this possible.
“We cannot thank them enough for giving us the opportunity to refurbish the hall’s kitchen and utilise the hall space in a more productive way, which will benefit hall users and the local community.”
Elizabeth Arbuckle commented: “I am delighted for the team at the Toryglen Community Halls. I have worked with them for the past 15 years, helping and supporting many of their events.
“I know how much this grant means to the staff and local Toryglen community and we can’t wait to see the results once the renovation is complete.”
“The halls are well known as a community hub, running a host of classes and events.”
Set up in 1988, the Asda Foundation aims to have a positive impact on local communities, by providing support to a range of local good causes, chosen by Asda community life colleagues across the UK.
The Asda Foundation is funding 50 local community projects across the UK with grants between £5000 and £10,000.
The grants can go towards helping with running costs and providing and upgrading facilities. For more information contact Elizabeth Arbuckle at Asda Toryglen.
Cheque it out Asda Toryglen community life champion Elizabeth Arbuckle presents a cheque to Toryglen community hall manager Eveline McNair, with committee hall users and residents