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18 April 2019


Credit due for eggstra special delivery


For Jim Lannigan and Aaron Kerr, from

Lanarkshire Credit Union, it felt better to

give than to receive this Easter, when

they gave 50 chocolate eggs to LEAP to

hand out to people it supports.


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15 April 2019


Learning and Leisure spring programme launched


Our Learning and Leisure spring programme of events for Cambuslang and Rutherglen, and Hamilton have both been launched.


You can find out all about the classes, and a lot more besides, in our spirng newsletters. AND, you get the chance to let us know what you think of our Learning and Leisure services. We look forward to hearing from you.




13 March 2019


Surprise visitor makes former Ibrox caterer’s day


Lynn Robertson thought she had seen all the

highs and lows at Ibrox, but was totally

stunned when Broxi Bear turned up at her

door to personally deliver a VIP tour of the

famous Glasgow stadium.


The surprise visit was arranged by local

charity LEAP after it heard from Grandson

Jon Stonefield how Lynn had spent more

than 22 years managing the members’

season ticket area catering from 1962 to 1984.


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12 February 2019


Lottery award helps LEAP continue its leisure and learning programme


Lanarkshire Charity LEAP has secured

more than £47,000 funding for its Leisure

and Learning programme for older people

in the area.


The charity was set up more than 25 years

ago by older people in the Cambuslang area

because of a lack of things for them to do.


That is still the base on which the charity

works today, and the National Lottery award

from The National Lottery Community Fund, totalling £47,140, will allow it to continue its activity programme for a further two years.


Read more ...



30 January 2019


Camglen Radio helps promote learning and volunteering


Listen to Catriona MacGregor, Learning

Co-ordinator, and Kevin Key, Handyperson

Co-ordinator, talk to KJ on Camglen about

our learning programme and the need for

more handypersons across the Rutherglen

and Cambuslang area.


Listen to the MP3 here ...



20 December 2018


Unique recycle scheme wins Climate Challenge Fund award


The LEAP Project’s R:evolve Recycle clothing

shops have won this year’s Climate Challenge

Fund Award for reducing waste.


They picked up the award at a ceremony which

took place in Perth Concert Hall on 12

December, organised by environmental charity

Keep Scotland Beautiful on behalf of the Scottish






22 November 2018


Charity bags extra funds


Staff and volunteers from LEAP’s Hands On

Project raise more than £415 in Asda bag pack



Local elderly charity Lightburn Elderly Association

Project (LEAP) has raised more than £415 for its

Hands On Project (HOP) through a bag packing

day in Asda Blantyre.



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