Grant will help community groups
Groups who use Rutherglen United Reformed Church will benefit from a £400 community grant award from the Rutherglen and Cambuslang area committee.
The church provides meeting space for 14 groups on a weekly basis, including the Early Diagnosed Dementia Group, Rutherglen Community Carers, Project 31 and Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.
The money will be used to purchase TVs for two rooms which the groups can use.
Gillian Hastings from Eastvale Resource Centre, who use rooms, said:“Having the television available to play DVDs will be very good for the group as we can show DVDs that help them reminisce about the past and that is very helpful to them.”
Elinor McCulloch, president at Rutherglen United Reformed Church, added:“On behalf of the church I would like to thank South Lanarkshire Council whose generous grant allowed us to provide this facility for our church and the community we endeavour to serve.”
Councillor Russell Clearie, chair of the area committee, said:“These groups play a vital role in supporting the needs of their local community and we’re delighted to be able to help them in the good work that they do.”