MSP CELEBRATES NATIONAL LOTTERY WINDFALL FOR RUTHERGLEN CHARITIES

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MSP CELEBRATES NATIONAL LOTTERY WINDFALL FOR RUTHERGLEN CHARITIES

Two groups from Rutherglen are celebrating after receiving grants in the latest round of National Lottery funding.

Rutherglen Community Carers were awarded £3,100 which will be used by the organisation to develop their new weekly Craft Club which supports people who have mental health issues and also people with dementia. A second award was granted to Camglen Buddies who were the recipients of £9,710 which will be used to cover their running costs for the next 12 months as well as providing for new equipment.

Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has submitted two motions at the Scottish Parliament congratulating both groups on their successes.

Commenting, Clare Haughey MSP said:

“I am delighted Camglen Buddies and Rutherglen Community Carers were successful in their application for lottery funding. The groups do incredible work in Rutherglen, and each play huge roles in the lives of my constituents who use their services.

“I’ve met with both organisations already this year, and I look forward to seeing them again in the near future to hear about their exciting plans in spending their grants.”

National Lottery Awards have streamlined their funding application process, and applications are now made on a rolling basis and can be granted at any time. Further information can be found on their website http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/awardsforallscotland and by telephone on 0300 123 7110.

ENDS

Notes:

Below is a photograph of Clare Haughey MSP, with Evelyn Eadie (Director/Company Sec of Rutherglen Community Carers), Michelle Woods (Project Manager) and Janice McKay (Project Admin).

Clare Haughey MSP with RCC

Camglen Buddies motion

That the Parliament welcomes the announcement that Camglen Buddies has received a £9,710 grant from the Big Lottery Fund; notes that the group provides support for disabled people and those with additional support needs by reducing isolation and promoting social interaction; understands that the funding will be used to cover running costs for the next 12 months, as well as providing new equipment; commends the hard work by the staff at Camglen Buddies, in particular Mary McLaughlin, Siobhan Harkins and Jacqueline Mount, and hopes that the group can continue to grow for the benefit of its members.

Rutherglen Community Carers motion

That the Parliament congratulates Rutherglen Community Carers on being awarded £3,100 in lottery funding, which will be used by the organisation to develop its new weekly Craft Club, which supports people who have mental health issues and also people with dementia; notes that the organisation has been running since 1993, and that it currently employs trained staff to provide home care respite to families throughout Rutherglen, and hopes that Rutherglen Community Carers has a long and successful future.

 

Date published: 11th December 2017

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