Army leader pays visit to Cambuslang
The world leader of the Salvation Army has paid a visit to Cambuslang to pay tribute to the church and charity’s Eva Burrows Day Care Centre for older people.
General André Cox, who is the head of the 1.5 million-strong organisation, was in town at the weekend to see firsthand the specialist support for people with dementia.
The centre on Clyde Place is named after former General Eva Burrows and General Cox said his late predecessor would be proud of the work being done in her name.
He said: “Eva was an incredible woman and officer, and a far better general than me. She touched the lives of so many people in Scotland and would be so pleased to see the work being done at the Eva Burrows Day Care Centre.
“I know from personal experience that specialist support services like the Eva Burrows Day Care centre are lifelines to older people, and their families and carers.”
During his trip to the centre, General Cox and his wife, Commissioner Silvia Cox, were given a tour of the services before joining staff and service users for a sing-along.
Manager Sandra Sneddon said: “It was an honour to welcome General Cox to our centre. It’s clear he knows a lot about dementia care and it was nice to see him spend time chatting to the women about his life and grandkids.”
The general’s visit came just two days after he launched the Salvation Army’s international initiative for 2017 called The Whole World Mobilising, which aims to encourage every Salvationist, officer, employee and volunteer to be more active in helping people in need.
Eva was an incredible woman and officer and a far better general than me
Saying hello General André Cox and his wife Commissioner Silvia Cox meet residents at the Eva Burrows Centre