Funding boost for southside group

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A SOUTHSIDE organisation for adults with disabilities has received a welcome £250 boost.

Glasgow Friends of the Disabled, based at St Paul’s high school in Pollok, is the latest recipient of property management company Ross and Liddell’s community bursary programme.

The group, established in 1972, provides a social and educational resource for those with learning and physical disabilities, catering to 29 service users weekly.

Volunteers and support workers with the charity will be using the latest cash boost to buy new arts and crafts material.

Representative Christine Bell explained: “The group was established by three people who each had a son with a disability and decided to form a social resource for their children – and others with similar disabilities.

“Back then, there were around 15 people in the group including four volunteers – but it has continued to grow and we now offer a valuable community service to an increasing number of vulnerable adults across the city.

“We rely on charitable donations to deliver the service, and would all like to pay a warm thanks to Ross and Liddell for its generous support.”

The bursary programme is in its second year, and has this session aided 34 organisations which make a difference to the community.

Managing director Irene Devenny added: “We have been absolutely overwhelmed by the spirit of all those who benefit from the service and the commitment of the volunteers at Glasgow Friends of the Disabled, and we are very pleased to lend our support and help them continue to make a positive impact on the lives of disabled people throughout the area.”