C-change for better

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A LOCAL charity is proud to be celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.

C-Change — a supported living organisation — has been committed to supporting positive change in the lives of families and individuals that have support needs.

Director Sam Smith told The Extra: “Every individual’s personal story is valued and C-Change successfully supports them to overcome the challenges they face and achieve their dreams and aspirations”.

C-Change provides support to adults living with learning difficulties and/or mental health issues in areas including Clarkston and Shawlands.

Shawlands based Marion Campbell is one of the adults to benefit from the help of the charity.

The 56-year-old has been supported by C-Change for seven years.

Among other things, this has helped Miss Campbell have her own home, be part of her community and start her own business called Marion, designing mugs and t-shirts.

She told The Extra: “I love to draw which I have used as a way of helping other people.

“I decided to start my own business designing and selling a range of products to raise money for charity”.

The first person to be helped by the group a decade ago was Edward Docherty.

The 59-year-old said: “C-Change has helped me have a better life for 10 years now. If it wasn’t for its continued support I wouldn’t have my own home or be part of my community which means a lot to me”.

To mark its milestone, the organisation will be hosting a variety of events during the next year.

The first will be the official celebration where the group will showcase its new website, and introduce a new life outcome based planning tool for the individuals they provide support to.

Other events will include a celebration ball, a Dragon’s Den, a comedy festival and a film festival.

The initial event will take place on April 28 from 1pm at Melisa House, Brand Place, Ibrox.

Contact Sheryl Walker on 0141 427 2946 or events@c-change.org.uk or visit facebook/cchangescotland.com for further information.