Tea dance thanks for amaz­ing vol­un­teers

Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimations - Edel Ke­nealy

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

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