Cheque it out

Asda hands mas­sive boost to area hall

Rutherglen Reformer - - Donation -

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

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