Glasgow trust on hunt for more sponsors to open new community hub in Southside

11/16/2022 10:18:00 AM

The hub will feature changing rooms for footballers, a safe space for youths and a place for elderly people to go and sit inside.

The hub will feature changing rooms for footballers, a safe space for youths and a place for elderly people to go and sit inside.

A Glasgow community trust that is setting up a new hub for 'everybody' in the city is hoping to secure more sponsors for the project.

Hillwood Community Trust was founded in 1999 to bring the Hillwood Football Club further into the community, and to diversify activities in the area.(Image: Shawlands Christmas light switch-on.and organise a raft of community initiatives, from gala days and litter picks to women’s groups and peer support.A crackdown on the building of new drive-thrus is set to be rolled out in Glasgow.

One of the trust's initiatives, which was to set up a football pitch in Priesthill around four years ago, has been used primarily by Alex McLeish's former team, Hillwood Football Club, and other Glasgow teams.Now, the trust is planning to set up a community hub in Priesthill.The event takes place at Langside Hall in Shawlands from 4pm until 8pm on Friday, November 25, transforming the courtyard into a winter wonderland.The hub will feature changing rooms for footballers using the Priesthill pitch, a safe space for youths and a place for elderly people to go and sit inside.The Individual Award in the North East went to Kenny Trainer, of Bluevale Community Club; the North West winner is Laura Torrance, of Spinal Cord Injuries Scotland; and the South winner is Amanda Smith.William Smith, chairman of Hillwood Community Trust and Hillwood Football Club, said:"We want to set up this hub for any age group, any gender, or any religion.The public event will have choirs, a Christmas market, face painting, LED Show, balloon modelling, craft activities and more for those ready to get into the Christmas spirit."We don’t care who you are, or where you come from, we just want to give help and support, and get more youths involved in the community.On Tuesday, councillors are due to be presented with the new drive-thru planning ‘guidance note’, at a meeting, which is to be adopted with immediate effect.

"My focus is also concentrated on the elderly and giving them somewhere to go in the winter.Her kindness and understanding have helped many people face the challenges of living with a spinal condition, who might otherwise have had to cope alone." Mr Smith added that with Priesthill being 'one of the most deprived areas in the UK', this hub should give the community a space to go and socialise and take part in activities.The project is being funded by the likes of Sportsscotland, Glasgow City Council and The Priesthill Barrett Trust.With funding fairly secured, the trust is hoping to gain more sponsorships to help with the hub's costs and 'pave the way' for the building.READ MORE: Glasgow charities to share in £16k cash pot Jean is the selfless volunteer who runs Carntyne Sunshine Club, providing support and encouragement to all 40 members.So far, the project is being sponsored by Enzo's Fish and Chips in Glasgow, which Mr Smith said has been"tremendous".To sign up, simply enter your email address into this link here.

He added:"They are helping with the running costs of our football pitch and the building to assist with energy costs and so forth." With planning permission approved and the final stages commencing, Mr Smith is feeling"very much excited".They deliver everything from bingo nights to coffee mornings, supporting neighbours and friends and ensuring the community is healthy and happy together.He said:"We're very close to finalising the project, just a few more months."This will be big news and a wonderful achievement." To get in contact with Hillwood Community Trust, click or email them at info@hillwoodcommunitytrust.Share.

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