Christ­mas wish is granted for the kids

They will visit panto

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

A Cathkin playscheme net­ted an early Christ­mas present re­cently.

Cathkin Braes Playscheme, for eight to 14-year-olds, will be en­joy­ing a trip to the pan­tomime this year, af­ter land­ing a £250 grant from South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s Cam­bus­lang and Ruther­glen area com­mit­tee.

They’ll now go on an out­ing to see Santa Claus is Com­ing to Town at Glas­gow’s Pav­il­ion The­atre.

The chair of the com­mit­tee, Coun­cil­lor Rus­sell Clearie, and the de­pute chair, Coun­cil­lor Richard Tul­lett, met the or­gan­is­ers of the playscheme – who also run a tod­dlers group and a golden girls group for the over-60s – to hand over the cheque.

Frances Dun­smore has run the group with Betty In­gram for 38 years and has the in­dis­pens­able help of Rose Kennedy.

Frances said: “The playscheme is open to eight to 14-year-olds and we reg­u­larly have around 20 to 30 at­tend­ing each week.

“As with ev­ery other or­gan­i­sa­tion th­ese days, how­ever, money is scarce and so this fund­ing from the area com­mit­tee is a bril­liant boost.

“It will en­able us to take them to the pan­tomime and give us some­thing spe­cial for the fes­tive sea­son.”

Both coun­cil­lors were de­lighted by the pop­u­lar­ity of the group.

Coun­cil­lor Clearie said: “I have known about the great work done by the playscheme for many years now and am con­stantly en­cour­aged by the work they do to of­fer lo­cal young peo­ple a group that they can be­long to and want to enjoy. Any as­sis­tance they can be given is well-de­served.”

Coun­cil­lor Tul­lett added: “A group like this for young peo­ple is an in­valu­able as­set to any area and to keep it run­ning and pop­u­lar for the best part of four decades is as­ton­ish­ing. I’m de­lighted that the area com­mit­tee has been able to help them out.”

Grant Lianna Airens, Car­son Jones and Sum­mer Martin help Frances Dun­smore (with Maisie Pin­lott) and Rose Kennedy re­ceive the fund­ing

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