Groups share grants of su­per­mar­ket cash

£10,000 pay­out

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

Four com­mu­nity groups are in the money thanks to their prox­im­ity to a To­ry­glen su­per­mar­ket.

The Asda Foun­da­tion has handed out nearly £10,000 this month.

Among the groups ben­e­fit­ing are the Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Men­shed, which has only re­cently been set up and pro­vides com­mu­nity space for older men to so­cialise, pur­sue hob­bies and pre­vent iso­la­tion.

It re­ceived £841.89 to pay for mu­si­cal in­stru­ments and ca­ter­ing equip­ment.

Cam­bus­lang Rugby Club ju­nior sec­tion will look the part in new strips pur­chased with a grant for £1,000 while 300 vol­un­teers at the Light­burn El­derly As­so­ci­a­tion Project will en­joy a Christ­mas lunch af­ter they also re­ceived £1,000.

Glas­gow Life re­ceived £500 for the an­nual Castlemilk Fam­ily Day and Ham­p­den Boys Club re­ceived £1,000 to pur­chase new match kit for their foot­ball team.

The Sec­ond Chance Project re­ceived £ 1,000 to hold a fundrais­ing event for their work help­ing peo­ple with drug or al­co­hol prob­lems.

The money came from the com­pany’s green to­ken scheme.

Asda To­ry­glen’s El­iz­a­beth Ar­buckle said: “Last year the Asda Foun­da­tion in­vested more than £ 300,000 in com­mu­nity projects and good causes in Scot­land that have made a real dif­fer­ence to the wider com­mu­nity.

“We are al­ways look­ing for new good causes to sup­port through the foun­da­tion and our award- win­ning Asda Com­mu­nity pro­gramme.”

Cheque mates Ron Tay­lor and David Phillips re­ceive a cheque from El­iz­a­beth Ar­buckle

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