Big success for Maryhill Housing Association’s ‘WEE volunteers’

The ‘WEE volunteers’ give a big cheer
The ‘WEE volunteers’ give a big cheer

Maryhill Housing Association’s ‘WEE Volunteer Day’ turned out to be a big success.

The organisation’s staff and Board members threw themselves into the volunteering day – helping many people and doing their bit for the communities of Ruchill and Maryhill.

People were split into eight teams, each heading out to different parts of both communities.

Residents of the Association’s two sheltered housing complexes were treated to entertainment from the Association’s own musicians. Afternoon tea and cakes were also served. Other volunteers took to the streets for community clean ups and painting of railings.

A garden tidy-up took place at a local primary school called Kelbourne Park and at the “Roots of Ruchill” community garden. Other staff turned reporters for the day to ask local people what they thought of the Association and about the volunteering drive. Overwhelming, local people thought the project was a great idea.

Volunteers also got involved at the Greater Maryhill Foodbank.

The staff and board members were supported in their work by volunteers from Royal Bank of Scotland, City Building and Community Safety Glasgow.

Organiser Ruth Adam said: “Everyone involved deserves a pat on the back for a great day of volunteering which really made a difference. Nothing on this scale has ever been carried out before and the staff and Board were proud to be doing our bit for the community.”


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