Easthall Park Housing Co-operative enters into the Christmas spirit
Easthall Park Housing Co-operative has been working hard behind the scenes in an attempt to help make this Christmas a magical one for their residents. Like many communities across Scotland, Easthall and Kildermorie display high levels of multiple deprivations and, with the increasing threat of in work poverty, more families and individuals are finding it harder to access affordable activities.
With this in mind, Easthall Park Housing Co-operative, in partnership with Easthall Residents Association, has successfully organised for an Ice Rink as the main attraction at their Christmas Fayre on Saturday 19 December. Through the support of MITIE Property Services, which has generously agreed to sponsor the event, they are able to offer this opportunity completely free of charge. This means that approximately 500 individuals will have the opportunity to skate for free.
The day promises to be a great day for the community, with Santa agreeing to visit in his grotto, again, this will have no cost – and the promise of a free gift for everyone that visits him. There will also be raft and gift stalls organised by the various service user groups that attend the Glenburn Centre, raffles, tombolas, food and drink, music and entertainment and much more.
Mary Davidson, Chairperson of Easthall Park Housing Co-operative, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Easthall Residents Association and to have attracted the generous support of MITIE Property Services to help create a magical event for our residents.
“To be the first community in the Greater Easterhouse area to bring an ice rink to the doorsteps of our residents, and to be able to provide this free of charge, is incredible. We hope this creates an experience that encapsulates the magic of Christmas and makes a difference to many within our community over the festive period.”