Shop­pers tar­get men’s shed with cash

Rutherglen Reformer - - General Election -

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.”

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