In­ter­na­tional visit for Healthy ‘n’ Happy

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Strat­ton Wil­liams

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

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