Queen’s Gar­den Party hon­our

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Res­i­dents from Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang were among those who en­joyed lunch with the Queen last week.

Vol­un­teers from the Light­burn El­derly As­so­ci­a­tion Project were among a group of 10 who at­tended the Queen’s Gar­den Party in Ed­in­burgh on Tues­day, July 4.

Also among them was Deputy Lord Lieu­tenant Janet Low, who said: “The weather couldn’t dampen our spir­its and every­one said it was a mar­vel­lous day.”

The other vol­un­teers to en­joy the day were: John Hendry, Jackie Black, Eileen McCor­mack, Ben­nie Le­gatte, Janet Brem­ner, Mar­garet McGeekie. El­iz­a­beth Le­gatte, Mau­reen Clay­ton and Andy Clay­ton.

A spe­cial event will be held in Fern­hill Com­mu­nity Cen­tre to­day to show­case the work done by vol­un­teers in the scheme.

The event will run from 2-6pm on Wed­nes­day, July 12.

Groups who op­er­ate in the cen­tre in­clude the se­nior ci­ti­zens club on a Mon­day and gents bowl­ing on a Tues­day.

On Thurs­days a youth club takes place as well as the bingo.

The pop­u­lar Fern­hill Soc­cer School takes place on Sun­days.

Also there on the day will be South La­nark­shire Leisure and Cul­ture’s ACE pro­gramme, which op­er­ates across the re­gion.

Tes­ti­mony from those who ben­e­fit from the work of vol­un­teers will be put up around the cen­tre. Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park will host their an­nual teddy bear’s pic­nic next Wed­nes­day, July 19.

The event is free and no book­ing is re­quired.

Young­sters are in­vited to take their teddy’s along to join in the fun with songs, a pet­ting zoo and games all keep­ing them en­ter­tained.

Run­ning from 10.30am un­til 12.30pm, the event will take place at the Cairns Road en­trance. Gar­den party

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