International visit for Healthy ‘n’ Happy
The Healthy ‘ n’ Happy group in Cambuslang and Rutherglen welcomed a group of international leaders from across the globe as part of their tour of the Commonwealth Legacy project.
The party of twelve was made up of various senators and ministers from countries such as Australia, El Salvador and Uganda.
The group stopped by Number 18, the new community hub owned by Healthy ‘n’ Happy, where they learned about the charity’s community-led work within the community in Cambuslang and Rutherglen.
The guests toured the building with some lucky enough to be interviewed live on CamGlen Radio.
Minister for Youth in the Ugandan Parliament, Gerald Karuhanga, spoke of how encouraged he was at seeing an organisation such as Healthy ‘n’ Happy.
“First of all the name alone is exciting – the whole idea is brilliant and from this we can take away lessons.”
Australian MP and Senator of Tasmania, Lisa Singh talked about the added strength and togetherness Number 18 will bring.
“It’s an impressive building that will bring so much change to Cambuslang and Rutherglen,” she said.
Development worker Joy Mitchell, spoke of her surprise at the response: “I had ministers, important figures in their country’s society, giving me hugs as they left.
“It is a great thing to have these important figures come to Cambuslang and Rutherglen and say we are an inspiration,” she said.
Healthy ‘n’ Happy will be hosting a grand opening drop-in event at Number 18 on Friday, October 9, from 3-6pm.
All are welcome to come and explore the building and give their ideas on what they want to see the space used for.
Number 18 is located on 18 Farmeloan Road, Rutheglen, G73 1DL