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Build, Bridge Bond is bringing people together across North Glasgow

News   •   Jul 28, 2015 10:27 BST

AN EXCITING project by ng homes to bring people of all age groups and cultures together through a variety of creative activities was recently awarded funding through the Scottish Government’s People and Communities Fund.

The project will employ dedicated Cultural Officers to work alongside the African and Chinese Communities and an Active Wellbeing Officer will support a wide range of activities for older and young people.

Work is already underway in the area to develop activities including;

Chinese Oriental exercise at Possilpoint Community Centre every Wednesday from 9.00 to 10.30 a.m.

Big Breakfasts at:

  • – Possilpoint Community Centre every Monday from 9.00 a.m – 11 a.m.
  • – Salvation Army Hall, Fernbank Street every Wednesday from 9.00 to 11 a.m.
  • Active Wellbeing Officer Claire Alexander, will be looking for views on suggestions to build on current activities such as the monthly Song, Shimmy and Afternoon Tea events.

    Claire said: “Our activities, especially the Song, Shimmy, are a lot of fun and we want to encourage people who may feel isolated, or just want some company to come along and join in.

    People are very friendly and really do enjoy the company. If you are interested in taking part or know of a family member, neighbour or friend who would benefit from any of the activities, then please contact me”.

    Claire can be contacted at ng homes on 0141 560 6000. Project Development Co-ordinator, Kevin Carroll, said: “We are already seeing fantastic connections being made in the community and the feedback from residents has been very positive.

    We will be out and about in the community to get ideas from people and take these forward.”

    John Fury, Chairperson of ng homes said: “Its fantastic that we can continue to offer a range of activities through our Build, Bridge, Bond programme in partnership with the Scottish Government and I would encourage people in North Glasgow to get involved.