Su­per­mar­ket sup­ports help for el­derly

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A To­ry­glen su­per­mar­ket helped out a char­ity that tack­les iso­la­tion in el­derly peo­ple.

Food Train pro­vide vi­tal sup­port ser­vices to en­able older peo­ple to live in­de­pen­dently at home for as long as pos­si­ble.

They re­ceived a £24,000 grant from the Asda Foun­da­tion that will al­low the char­ity to ex­tend their be­friend­ing ser­vice, which pro­vides trips out, home vis­its and tele­phone calls, bring­ing some so­cial con­tact to older peo­ple.

The fund­ing also means the group can pur­chase a minibus to sup­port the be­friend­ing ser­vice as well as home vis­its and of­fer el­derly lo­cals the chance to visit the shops.

El­iz­a­beth Ar­buckle from To­ry­glen Asda helped to set up the project five years ago.

She said:“We are very proud to have helped Food Train se­cure this grant from the foun­da­tion, which means they can ex­pand their be­friend­ing ser­vice and pur­chase a minibus to con­tinue their amaz­ing work.”

Christo­pher Cur­tis, re­gional man­ager at Food Train, said:‘’We can’t thank El­iz­a­beth enough for her sup­port. She has been so help­ful and we are all very grate­ful to re­ceive this gen­er­ous do­na­tion from the Asda Foun­da­tion.”

Cheque it out Liz Ar­bukle (left) hands over the shop’s cheque

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