Asda make cafe plan happier and healthier
A Rutherglen charity has received a whopping £26,647 donation from Asda to help create a kitchen and café seating at a community hub.
Healthy n Happy, a community development trust, was delighted to receive news of the Asda Foundation funding decision on the application supported by Asda Toryglen.
Brendan Rooney, executive director of the trust, said: “Healthy n Happy is delighted to be working with Asda Toryglen to improve the lives of those in the local community.”
The funds will be spent on the No 18 Community Hub and former church hall, which has been refurbished to provide meeting and training space and a home to CamGlen radio.
The plan is to install kitchen facilities and a social café seating area for over 25 people.
Located on the ground floor and visible from the street, the aim is to provide a welcoming space for volunteers and building users.
Elizabeth Arbuckle, community champion at Asda Toryglen, told the Reformer: “We are looking forward to the opening day when we will finally get to see all the years of planning come together. Asda Toryglen is proud to be part of this adventure and is now looking forward to the café opening and working for the community.
It was on a visit to CamGlen Radio that Elizabeth discovered that the hub was looking to create a new café and realised it would be a great project for the Asda Foundation to support.
She added that as soon as she saw the building and their plans she was delighted to support their application because the project would benefit so many different community groups in the area.
Elizabeth added: “At Asda, we are committed to making the communities around our stores better places to live and work.”
The Asda Foundation, set up in 1988, aims to have a positive impact on local communities.
Asda way to do it Elizabeth Arbuckle, community champion at Asda Toryglen, and GSM Fraser Stevenson present the cheque