Centre praised in House of Commons
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.”