Supermarket supports help for elderly
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