A big LEAP forwards!
Funding boost for new activities for the elderly
Lightburn Elderly Association Project (LEAP) has secured funding from the People’s Health Trust to expand its activity classes to Whitlawburn.
The charity has teamed up with Whitlawburn Community Centre to deliver a programme of exciting summer taster sessions this August.
If you are over 50 and looking for some activities to get involved with this summer, then LEAP’s new classes could be just right for you.
An event, entitled Sporting Memories, will run on Tuesday, August 11, from 1-3pm.
A spokesman said: “Who were your favourite sportsmen and women when you were growing up? What events did you go to and watch? What teams do you support and who are your all time favourite players?
“Recalling personal memories of sport can prove beneficial in our later years. Come along to our introductory session for just £3, and have a cuppa and a blether to find out more.”
Another event, new age kurling, will take place on- Wednesday, August 12, from 1-3pm.
A cross between bowling and curling, but no ice is needed. For those looking to be a bit more active this summer, new age kurling might be the perfect opportunity to keep fit and have some fun for just £3
Also taking place is table tennis, on Thursday, August 13, from 1-3pm, where those interested can go along to join in doubles or singles and have some fun for just £2.
LEAP’s Adult Learning Co-ordinator Catriona MacGregor said: “I’m delighted that LEAP has been able to secure funding from the People’s Health Trust to expand the activity classes to Whitlawburn.
“LEAP already has a substantial and successful programme of classes running in Rutherglen and Cambuslang and it’s great that we’ve now got the opportunity to expand these.
“I’d encourage anyone over 50 with an interest in the summer taster sessions that we’re running this August in Whitlawburn, to get in touch and come along to try them out.”
All sessions will be held at Whitlawburn Community Centre. Attendance at these classes requires registration in advance. You can do so by contacting Catriona on 0141 641 5169 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to find out more about LEAP and the Befriending or Handyperson volunteering opportunities they offer, or know someone who could benefit from the services they offer, call 01698 907 004 or visit the website www.leap-project.co.uk
LEAP operates the Hands On Project (HOP) to elderly people in need in South
Lanarkshire, covering Cambuslang and Rutherglen, as well as Blantyre, Hamilton, East Kilbride, Bothwell, Uddingston, Stonehouse and Strathaven.
The HOP consists of a befriending and handyperson service – the befriending service provides people with short or long-term companionship and friendship to older people who might be feeling lonely or isolated. The handyperson service provides free practical assistance with small jobs and tasks around the home such as changing light bulbs, curtains and washing inside windows.
The People’s Health Trust is an independent charity addressing health inequalities across Great Britain. It works closely with 51 Community Interest Companies raising money to address health inequalities across England, Scotland and Wales through the Health Lottery distributing grants.
Kurling crew New age kurling is coming to Whitlawburn next month