Tea dance thanks for amazing volunteers
People who offer friendship to the lonely and those who train the younger generations in essential life skills were this week told thank you as their efforts were recognised at a special event.
The Lightburn Elderly Association Project (LEAP) Tea Dance was held to celebrate people who make life better for others.
Held at Blantyre Victoria FC during Volunteers Week, the event was attended by befriending and handyperson volunteers, as well as volunteers from R:evolve Recycle, and those who help out with LEAP’s activity programme.
Guests were treated to a buffet and raffle, with live entertainment from swing band The Old World News.
Volunteers Week takes place each year and was held this year between June 1 and June 7.
It is co-ordinated by Volunteer Scotland and is celebrated by voluntary organisations across the country to recognise the contribution that volunteers make to UK society.
Stuart McGregor, LEAP’s executive director, said: “Massive thanks must go to all of our volunteers who give up their time throughout the year. We simply couldn’t help as many people as we do without our dedicated volunteers.
“Thank you also to all the organisations who kindly donated a range of cakes and prizes which helped make the event such a success.”
Cakes and flowers for the event were donated by McColls in Halfway, the Co-op in Rutherglen, Aldi Cambuslang, and Tesco in Dalmarnock and Burnside.
Vouchers for the raffle were also donated by Pizza Hut, Fratelli’s, India Palms, AM Ducie Florist, whilst the balloons came from Special Moments and prizes from Andy’s Convenience Store.
LEAP run a variety of projects for older people in the community including learning and leisure classes for people aged over 50 and the Hands On Project which consists of a befriending and handyperson service.
The charity also operates three boutique style charity shops through its R:evolve Recycle project which aims to reduce carbon emissions by encouraging swapping and re-use of clothes.
People interested in volunteering with the organisation should call 0141 641 5169 or visit www.leap-project. co.uk
Thank you to the organisations who donated a range of cakes and prizes... Stuart McGregor
Enjoying the day LEAPvolunteers were rewarded for their efforts at the dance
SmilesGuests were treated to live entertainment from swing band The Old World News
Retro style Women donned their 50s dresses for the occasion