Updated: Dec 3, 2019
We have been forging amazing new community links and keeping old links alive! The lovely Kenny from Shettleston Community Growing Project dropped by - you may remember that they won a Bags of Help award to work on the Wildlife Garden? Well that’s them in the process of organising things and I was delighted to be able to start them off with a donation of some edging. Can’t wait to pop down and see the progress.
I also had a visit from Sonya Scade, who is part of Brighter Baillieston. Recognising a need for a youth club in the area, these guys - along with help from Fuse in Shettleston - made this happen! Brighter Baillieston Juniors has now been running for six months and is going from strength to strength. The group is run by community volunteers and is for children in P4-7 and numbers attending just now are reaching 40 every week! Funding from The National Lottery as well as Glasgow Life has made sure the club is free to attend and snacks are provided. It has been great to be able to help this club out since it started. Would you be interested in volunteering? There are no costs as we pay for PVG checks. If so, contact Suzanne on 07989 056501, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also had a meeting with Mrs Green from Aultmore Park Primary School in Wellhouse. We had a chat about how we can collaborate in the future, and how important the links are with our communities. I was happy to give a donation towards the Christmas Fayre and look forward to hearing how it goes. Lastly on the subject of Christmas I am still looking for schools, nurseries or groups who would like to come and sing carols in-store. Get in touch if you’re interested.
By Luzier Jeffrey, Community Champion, Tesco Shettleston Extra