Groups share grants of supermarket cash
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