Shoppers target men’s shed with cash
Two community groups in Rutherglen are celebrating after being awarded charitable grants totalling more than £900 from Asda Toryglen.
Rutherglen and Cambuslang Men’s Shed and Project 31 have both received funds from the Green Token Given scheme which allows customers at Asda Toryglen to pick groups for funding boosts.
Rutherglen and Cambuslang Men’s Shed welcomes retired or unemployed men to their group to do woodworking, gardening, to socialise or just have a cup of tea.
Beginning in early 2011, Project 31 was created for children aged 12 and younger to enjoy free creative outdoor activities. The charity is always seeking out new and exciting adventures.
Hampden school, which is now based in the Gorbals, also received an award.
All these groups have received their funding thanks to the help of Asda Toryglen’s dedicated community champion Liz Arbuckle.
Liz said:“We are very honoured to be able to continually support local charity groups.
“At Asda, we’re always thrilled when customers nominated charities close to them to be in with the chance of benefitting from these vital funding boosts.
“We couldn’t be happier showing our appreciation by helping as much as we can with these latest donations and raising awareness of the hard work done by all groups.”
Project 31’s Lorna Bamford said:“The entire team at Project 31 would like to thank Asda Toryglen for this incredibly generous donation. Charitable grants and donations are vital in helping us continue the work we do.
“The £200 donation from the Asda Foundation is greatly appreciated and will be a huge help to us, it is also a bonus to know we are supported by members of the wider community.”