Cen­tre praised in House of Com­mons

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

The Se­nior Cen­tre in Castlemilk has been hailed in the UK Par­lia­ment for its suc­cess.

Last week we re­ported the fa­cil­ity was to re­ceive the Queens Award for vol­un­tary ser­vice, the high­est award a vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tion can re­ceive.

And now Glas­gow South MP, Ste­wart McDon­ald, has lodged an early day mo­tion at West­min­ster to high­light the work of the cen­tre.

It reads: “That this House con­grat­u­lates the Se­nior Cen­tre, Castlemilk, Glas­gow on be­ing awarded the Queen’s Award for Vol­un­tary Ser­vice for 2016; recog­nises the con­tri­bu­tion of staff and vol­un­teers, led by the man­ager, Me­lanie O’Don­nell, mak­ing the lo­cal se­nior cit­i­zens feel wel­comed and valu­able; notes that the cen­tre caters for more than 400 mem­bers pro­vid­ing a va­ri­ety of classes rang­ing from IT and rem­i­nis­cence to arts and crafts and reg­u­lar sight­see­ing trips or­gan­ised for mem­bers; com­mends the cen­tre and its vol­un­teers for the huge con­tri­bu­tion they make in help­ing to re­duce iso­la­tion and lone­li­ness among the many users; and looks for­ward to the ser­vice con­tin­u­ing to work for the se­nior cit­i­zens of Castlemilk for many years to come.”

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