Army leader pays visit to Cam­bus­lang

Rutherglen Reformer - - News from the Pews - Staff re­porter

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

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