Since senior citizens generally know how to party, the summer fete at Florence House in Govan on Saturday 18 August from 2pm should be an enjoyable ‘knees up.’
Said Joan Sands, the Care Home’s Manager: ‘We invite the local public to come along. We hope the sun will shine too. And we know we’ll be providing a fun afternoon of entertainment for all. This is just one of a vast range of events and activities organised for our residents and their families throughout the year by our Activities Team.’
Florence House in Nimmo Drive G51, is part of the Lambhill Court Ltd family of care homes. It has 58 large, ensuite bedrooms within a beautifully converted school building.
Admission to the fete is free and entertainment will include sing-a-longs, raffles, arts and crafts, tombola and much more. There will also be bric-a-brac and home baking to buy.
The care home currently has some rooms available. For further information at Florence House or other homes in the Lambhill Court group, contact: Lissa Ameur, Operations Manager on 0141 427 9967 / 0141 427 3988 (choose option 3) or see website – http://www.lambhillcourt.ltd.uk Lissa can arrange viewing of accommodation.
Oatlands fundraising day
Sunday 14 AUGUST at 2 pm
There will be stalls selling all sorts of wonderful things, raffles tombola,
Also there will be a
bouncy castle, face painter, DJ, maybe some Hip Hop………..
All money raised is going towards activities for all and it helps keep our wee centre
open.. so please show your support and come along….it will be good fun for all!!!
all in OATLANDS COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE – the blue hut!
If you go down to the Richmond Park on Sunday 17 July, you’ll get a big surprise! Teddy Bears will be having a picnic, thanks to the Oatlands Community Resource Committee (OCRC). They’ll be with their young friends each of whom will have an accompanying adult. Everyone will tuck into their own packed lunch and go treasure hunting.
This is one event from a full summer programme organised by the new committee and part-time manager, Lisa Gillen, at OCRC. An even bigger event will be a Family Fund-raiser Fun Day on Sunday 14 August starting at 2pm.
Said Lisa: ‘There will be stalls selling all sorts of wonderful things, raffles, tombola, a bouncy castle, face painter, DJ, maybe some Hip Hop………..’
All money raised will go towards activities for local people at what used to be called the Blue Hut but that will change colour as soon as paint is obtained (donations welcome!!!) ‘This helps keep our wee centre open,’ said Lisa. ‘So please show your support and come along….it will be good fun for all.’ She also hinted that a VIP has been invited, but more about that when the VIP confirms…
A regular daily programme includes a Kids’ Club, a Meet and Greet tea and chat session for newcomers and to meet neighbours in this growing district, a Pensioners’ Club, Bingo, Supermarket bus and Zumba – which is so popular a second class is being considered. A college course starts on Monday 29 August covering computer skills, adult literacy and local history but places are limited so sign up quickly. And The Oatlands Press Gang of kids is about to produce their first, monthly, newsletter.
On Sunday 24 July OCRC will hold a sponsored walk around the ‘Ducksy’ in Richmond Park when everyone is invited to join in.
Come October school holidays the committee plans to have a play scheme in place with volunteers and those who plan to pursue a career in childcare. Anyone keen to train for this form of child care should contact Lisa at the OCRC, 8 Logan Gardens, Glasgow, G5 0HP. As a registered charity the organisation can provide all training and process the vital Enhanced Disclosure Certificates.
On the down side, the area still awaits the long promised shop, children’s play park and the critical re-vamp of the listed St Margaret’s church building as a community centre.