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18 September 2019


Emotional tribute is highlight of AGM


An emotional Steven Lees paid tribute to LEAP

volunteers when he presented the Betty Lees

Trophy – named after his grandmother – to

inaugural winner Ann Robertson, LEAP’s

Volunteer of the Year.


Steven’s gran Betty, who sadly passed away

earlier this year, had a long-term LEAP befriender

in Margaret Brown.


When Betty passed away, the Rutherglen family

knew how much of a difference Margaret had made

to her life. So strong was the connection, all the

family wanted to meet Margaret as they had heard

so much about her.


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15 July 2019


Putting the clothes on their backs


Lanarkshire charity R:evolve Recycle is reporting

rises in referrals to its clothing bank that could be

outstripping rises to foodbanks.


In April, the Trussell Trust reported a 19 per cent

rise in referrals to foodbanks and, though not on

the same numbers scale, R:evolve has seen a 34

per cent rise in referrals to its clothing bank in

2018-19, and a 60 per cent rise in the number of

people it is being asked to support.


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7 June 2019


Glasgow MSP finds the future is

in the old ways


Glasgow MSP James Kelly is calling on the people

of Rutherglen and beyond to become greener and

make a positive impact on climate change following

his visit to the town’s R:evolve Recycle store.


James already knew about and supported the work

of LEAP, but with climate change being so high on

people’s agendas just now, he wanted to find out

more about the sustainable fashion ethos of

R:evolve Recycle’s projects.





5 June 2019


LEAP hails 'immense' volunteers


More than 70 volunteers gathered at the

Cambuslang Institute during Volunteers Week to be

applauded by LEAP, to whom they selflessly devote

their spare time.


Volunteers from across South Lanarkshire attended

the event, which started with LEAP Chair Gilbert

Feron accepting an Investors in Volunteers Award

from the volunteering organisation’s Allana Fotheringham.


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21 May 2019


Remarkable R:evolvers smash fundraising target for Macmillan


Two amazing ladies from R:evolve Recycle

have raised more than £1,600 (and rising) by

walking the West Highland Way in just

four days.


Taylor McKeown and Wendy Russell set off

on Friday 10 May to cover almost a marathon

distance every day to reach the finish line in

Fort William on 13 May.


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14 May 2019


Tom joins Avondale team


Time-served joiner and double glazing

expert Tom Robertson has joined LEAP as

its Avondale Handyperson Co-ordinator.


With more than 40 years work behind him,

Tom (59) brings a wealth of experience

to the charity.


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10 May 2019


MSP visits new Hamilton

Centre R:evolve Recycle



R:evolve Recycle has been working hard to

provide an alternative to the wasteful high street

shopping model since 2015. Rather than people

throwing away their clothing they encourage

swapping and sharing instead. Christina

McKelvie, local MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and

Stonehouse, visited the new R:evolve premises

at the heart of Hamilton Town Centre at 91

Quarry Street.


Anyone can drop in to the store and swap old

clothing to earn points which they can use in

exchange for a whole range of clothing

including: shirts, jumpers, trousers, gym clothes,

shoes and much more!


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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.


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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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