Grant will help com­mu­nity groups

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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.”

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