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This space is for listing local community and voluntary organisations.

If you would like your organisation listed here or to promote your service on air, contact: whatson@camglenradio.org or call 0141 647 0311 and send us the following details:

  • Name of organisation
  • What you do
  • When you meet
  • Membership costs etc
  • Any other relevant information

Ability Health and Fitness

Ability Health and Fitness is a community health and lifestyle programme for people who want to manage or improve their fitness. A free walking programme is starting early next month meeting outside the Aspire Building every Thursday from 7pm where you take a 60 minute brisk walk and meet others.

Regular Brisk walking can help you to 
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
  • Strengthen your bones and muscles
  • Improve your mood
  • Improve your balance and co-ordination

Spaces are limited so pre-booking is essential.


BANter Local Comedy Group

A local comedy group has been set up aimed at creating opportunities for local aspiring comics to share ideas and take to the stage. They meet every Saturday evening at Tinderbox on Ingram Street in Glasgow and have regular improvisation nights on Tuesday nights in The Iron Horse on Renfield Street in Glasgow. They really want more local people come along and join them.


Burnside Community Council

Burnside Community Council meet regularly in the Rutherglen Tennis Club on Viewpark Drive in Burnside to discuss issues of important to the people of Burnside. Their main talking areas include the closure of banks in Burnside, speeding issues on the new Cathkin Relief Road and many more.

For more information about the group you can contact the council secretary on alison23@hotmail.com


Burnside in Bloom

Burnside in Bloom are a small group of local volunteers who aim to brighten up Burnside with various projects such as bulb planting. The group also try to encourage more wildlife, deal with pollution and encourage friendliness and helpfulness.

They are looking for volunteers to help with the upkeep of Burnside Station. So if you can spare at least two hours a fortnight and interested call Joan McNab on 0141 634 1681. Find out more on their Facebook page or their website.


Cambuslang and Rutherglen on Tape

Cambuslang and Rutherglen on Tape (CARROT) brings all the latest news and events happening in the area to people who may have difficulty with their eyesight or reading and is completely free of charge. If you, or know anyone who, can benefit from this service you can call Barbera on 0141 569 8321. If she is not in the office simply leave a message and she will get back to you.


Cambuslang Community Council

Cambuslang Community Council meet every third Tuesday of the month, except for breaks in the summer and winter. They campaign, amongst other things, to reverse the decline in passing trade to Cambuslang Main Street and encourage more shoppers and businesses to vist.

The area covered by Cambuslang Community Council includes central Cambuslang, Kirkhill, Vicarland, Holmhills, Whitlawburn, Silverbank and Eastfield.

The group meet at Cambuslang Institute on Greenlees Road. For more information check out their website, cambuslangcommunitycouncil.com.


Cambuslang in Bloom

Cambuslang in Bloom are a group run by Cambuslang Community Council, with a mission to keep Cambuslang looking "blooming" marvellous.

To continue to do that they need your help to help spend around an hour or two per week to tend to plants around the town. They usually meet every Wednesday and Saturday.

If you're interested in volunteering you can email for more information to cambuslangbloom@aol.com.


CamGlen Bike Town

CamGlen Bike Town offers residents of Cambuslang and Rutherglen the opportunity to stay active, be social and have fun. Their aim is to get everybody in the area cycling whilst reducing the local carbon footprint. Bike Town offers a number of activites including guided rides and bike maintenance workshops, primarily based around their shop at Unit 5 Thomson Court, Bankhead Industrial Area, Rutherglen G73 2RR. Information for which you can find below:

  • Family-Friendly Guided Rides – Saturdays 10 - 1pm. Meeting point at the shop
  • Adult Only Guided Rides – Wednesdays 10 – 1pm. Meeting point at the shop.

For further information or to find out about Bike Town's other offered opportunities email: biketown@healthynhappy.org.uk or call: 0141 647 3250.


Clyde Gateway

Clyde Gateway was established in 2008 to regenerate the south east of Glasgow, including Rutherglen, building on the legacy of the successful and memorable 2014 Commonwealth Games. They aim to change the areas socially, economically and physically over the 20 year period running to 2028.


EAT Up

Eat Up is a new initiative run by St Bride's RC Church, where visitors can get a three course lunch free of charge, get to meet new people and make new friends. Doors open at noon every Wednesday and the club runs until 2pm. The church is located on Greenlees Road and there's no need to pre-book or phone ahead - just turn up on the day! For more information, see facebook.com/saintbrides.eatup.


Friends of Cambuslang Park

Friends of Cambuslang Park is a group of local residents whose aim is to promote Cambuslang Park as an outdoor space for locals and visitors to enjoy. They run many events such as the popular Bark In The Park event. They are always looking for new volunteers to join them and running a consultation to get new ideas for the park.

To find out more email info@cambuslangpark.co.uk.


Grow 73

Grow 73 are a small constituted community group made up of people living in Rutherglen working togegher to develop community growing opportunities and also to establish a community garden in Overtoun Park, Rutherglen. 

You can get involved at Rutherglen Train Station, Overtoun Park or at Events and Community Consultation.

If you are intreasted or would like more infromation please contact,

Or visit their Facebook page, facebook.com/Grow73.


Halfway Community Council

Halfway Community Council represent the views of the communities of Flemington, Cairns, Overton, Lightburn, Westburn, Newton, Drumsagard, Hallside and Greenlees.

They meet every third Wednesday of the month in Cairns Primary School and are open to the public to hear the issues being discussed.

Issues currently being campainged include protest against an incinerator proposed for Blantyre and local woodland regeneration.

You can find out more by checking their website, community-council.org.uk/halfwaycommunitycouncil.


Handy Folk

The Handy Folk Group is an opportunity to learn and share a range of skills to help build confidence, improve relationships and talk about issues or challenges.

  • Springhall Community Centre, Cruachan Road, Rutherglen and will take place every Monday between 12 noon until 5pm.

Please get in touch to find out more or to register an interest in joining the group. Places are free, criteria apply, call 0141 646 0123.


Home Energy Scotland

Home Energy Scotland are an arms-length Scottish Government funded scheme who provide free and impartial advice on saving on your fuel bills, how to drive more efficiently and on things such as home insulation. The group are aiming to promote awareness of fuel poverty and what steps you can take ahead of the winter to stop yourself being caught in the poverty trap.

Hear an interview with Eva Rainey and Jennifer Newman from NHS Lanarkshire about fuel poverty below:


Hope Amplified

Hope Amplified is a community-led organisation based on Rutherglen Main Street who work to support vulnerable and disadvantaged families and give them a fairer chance to develop social, employment and life skills.

They encourage participation from the BME community who often feel isolation and disillusionment reducing their chances of opportunities.


iTouches

iTouches is a group based in Castlemilk with a vision to turn the former Morris Furniture Building into a sports and social facilitiy affordable to all residents. Rather than charge for facilities their main focus will be to ask people to volunteer some of their time rather.

They are holding regular car-boot sales to help raise funds. You can book a pitch costing £15. To book contact Michael Sinclair on 0771 847 6095.


Kilbryde Hospice

Kilbryde Hospice are based at the grounds of Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride, providing support to people with life limiting illnesses and to their carers with a number of services including day services, home visits & inpatient services. The group also have a vibrant group of volunteers and always looking for more people to join. For more information visit their website, kilbrydehospice.org.uk.


Lanarkshire Credit Union Limited

Lanarkshire Credit Union Limited is a local financial co-operative owned and controlled by its members to provide straightforward savings and loans for anyone who lives or works in Lanarkshire.

You can take advantage of their saving schemes to allow you to put away some money for Christmas, paid in monthly instalments and you can also benefit from low - cost loans and pre-paid credit cards.

The Rutherglen Main Street branch is looking for volunteers - no experience needed.

If you are interested in any of the above contact them on 01698 711112 or pop into their branch on Rutherglen Main Street.


Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group

Did you know approximently 4,528 people in Lanarkshire have epilepsy? Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group aim to raise awareness and provide information and support, and are actively looking for volunteers to get involved.

To access services or get involved contact Helen MacDonald (Co-ordinator) on 0787 936 3846 or email helenmacd.les@talktalk.net


LANDED

LANDED is a young person's organisation that covers both North and South Lanarkshire. The aim of the organisation is to encourage young people to take responsibility for their own health and well-being. We provide awareness raising workshops to young people to increase their knowledge and understanding about drugs, alcohol, sexual health, tobacco, cannabis and legal highs.

They use a peer education approach to do this, and support young people who volunteer with their service to become peer educators.

To access their Youth stop smoking service, text 'just quit' to 81066 and someone will be in touch with you.

For more information about what they do and to find out how to get involved visit their website, landed.info


LEAP / Hands on project

LEAP was established in the Lightburn area of Cambuslang in 1992 and has gradually expanded across Cambuslang and Rutherglen offering a range of services that best meet the needs of older people in the community. 

Leap are looking for volunteers or resoures to help there project. They are looking for people over the age of 18 with a caring attidude and some spare time each week. 

Get in touch using the details below: 


LGBT Health and Wellbeing

LGBT Health and Wellbeing was set up in 2003 to promote to promote the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. It provides support, services and information to improve health and wellbeing, reduce social isolation and stimulate community development and volunteering.

The organisation’s key objectives are:

  • To provide a programme of activities which tackle the life circumstances that contribute to ill-health of LGBT people
  • To reduce levels of isolation and social exclusion experienced by LGBT people
  • To strengthen the capacity of the LGBT community to promote the health of individuals
  • To support individuals to adopt and sustain healthy lifestyles
  • To ensure that LGBT people have equity of access to mainstream health services and information which are responsive to their needs.

CamGlen Radio have entered a partnership with LGBT Health and Wellbeing to promote the many events around Glasgow to help people integrate and be part of the wider LGBT community. You can find the latest events on our community announcements being promoted across breakfast, lunch and drivetime shows on 107.9FM, the TuneIn app and at camglenradio.org/live.


MacMillan Cancer support

Macmillan Cancer Support provide a wide range of services for people affected by cancer in Glasgow and South Lanarkshire. All of our services are volunteers led, and we are urgently recruiting for new volunteers in these areas.

We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities to suit most lifestyles – from providing practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer, helping out at our gardening and allotment projects or assisting us with our administration and co-ordination of our services. You don’t need any qualifications or experience, just excellent communication skills, patience, empathy and the ability to provide a listening ear.  

If you feel you can offer a couple of hours a week to support people in your local community, we can offer you full training and ongoing development, travel expenses and the chance to be involved in a unique volunteering opportunity.

To find out more call Danielle Field on 07834191205 or email: dafield@macmillan.org.uk 


Money Matters Advice Service - Cambuslang and Rutherglen

South Lanarkshire Council's Money Matters Advice Service provides welfare rights and money advice services:

  • The welfare rights service provides information and advice on all social security related benefits, including assistance to complete claim forms. It offers benefit checks to ensure people are receiving their full entitlement and provides a support and representation service to people who have been refused benefits or wish to appeal their claim.
  • The money advice service provides information, advice and representation to people who are experiencing difficulty in dealing with debts including mortgage/rent/council tax arrears, payment of household bills and credit or catalogue debts.

For further information or to make an appointment, email moneymatters.cambuslang@southlanarkshire.gov.uk, call 0303 123 1008 or visit them at Cambuslang Gate, 27 Main Street, Cambuslang, G72 7EX 


Music Broth

Music Broth is a social enterprise set up by local man Felix Slavin, whose aim is to create a musical instrument and equipment library. After teaming up with Zero Waste Scotland to run a pop up shop for a week during Pass It On Week the aim is to find permanent premises and are accepting donations of any pre-loved musical equipment.


Parent Café

The Parent Café provides a relaxed and friendly environment where you can meet other parents of new babies and carers and enjoy light refreshments while getting practical help, support and ideas for enjoying your new baby.

  • Birth to pre-school - Thursdays 1-3pm. West and Wardlawhill Church, Western Avenue, Rutherglen G73 1JQ
  • Baby Group - Wednesdays 11.30-1.30pm. Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre, Belmont Road, Cambuslang, G72 8PM
  • Follow On Group - Fridays 10am until 12 noon for walking/crawling to pre-school in Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre, Belmont Road, Cambuslang, G72 8PG

Call 0141 646 0123 for more information.


Project 31

Project 31 run a wide variety of events across Rutherglen and Cambuslang for children and families free of charge. Across local parks and many venues they encourage youngsters to connect with nature, let their artistics sides out and have a lot of fun while learning about the world around them.

All their events must be booked as they are very popular. You can find more information and book at project31camglen.eventbrite.com .


R:evolve clothing

R:evolve Clothing is a swap shop boutique with shops in both Cambuslang and Rutherglen. Swap your unwanted, ill fitting clothes for something nearly new!

Visit the R:evolve Clothing website for opening times and workshops being delivered in the local area.


Rail 74 CRP

Rail 74 Community Rail Partnership is a partnership aimed at bringing communities and individuals together along the railway line running between Hamilton and Rutherglen. They aim to work with stakeholders, community groups and organisations to achieve improvements to the towns of Rutherglen, Cambuslang, Blantyre and Hamilton. They operate in partnership with ScotRail in supporting these communities to support the local environs. Find out more on their Facebook page


Rotary Club of Rutherglen

Rotary is a service organisation of business and professional leaders united worldwide who help those in need, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and work towards world understanding and peace.

The Rotary Club of Rutherglen holds meetings each week at 5.45pm for 6.00pm, at the Kings Park Hotel in Rutherglen. Their meetings begin with a 2 course meal and an opportunity to enjoy conversation and fellowship. After the meal and after some brief business,  they invite their guest speaker to address the members and guests. (With the exception of the first meeting in each month at which business is discussed)

For more information please contact Brian Williams by email at brianwilliams@gmx.com or by telephone at 0141 346 4480.


Routes to Work South

Routes to Work South are a charity on a mission to support South Lanarkshire’s unemployed into further education, training and/or sustained employment. 

For more information call them on (0141) 646 0500 or email them by clicking here.


Royal Regiment of Scotland

CamGlen Radio and Healthy n Happy are teaming up with the 6-SCOTS Royal Regiment of Scotland to encourage local employers to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly. They are working with businesses, local authorities, charities and community organisations to support the forces through services, policy and projects.

If you are an employer and interested in signing up or want more information you can contact Sgt. Major McFarlane on 0141 224 5444 or 6scotsrswo@mod.co.uk

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Rutherglen and Cambuslang Food Bank

The Rutherglen and Cambuslang Food bank provides emergency food to people in need. You can support the group by becoming a volunteer or making a donation at one of their collection points.

Visit their website rutherglencambuslang.foodbank.org.uk for more details of upcoming food drives

If you are in need of emergency food you can contact 07745 038795


Rutherglen Community Carers

The group is for service users that have been refered to Rutherglen Community Carers, referals have had a recent diagnosis of dementia. The group has access to a community bus and visit a variety of venues across Glasgow every Wednesday. 

The project was established in 1993 and aims to provide care, understanding and support to those who care for relatives or friends in the community who have dementia or mental ill health.

The services available are home based respite, carers support, early diagnosed dementia group, advice and information and a library service.

The group is looking for volunteers and are appealing for you to join! PVG Required. For more information contact Alison on 0141 613 2003 or email anne.mcmillan@ntlbusiness.com


Rutherglen Community Council

Rutherglen Community Council hold regular meetings open to the public and press, discussing a wide range of issues affecting people in the town, and work with South Lanarkshire Council to make improvements.

The group are in desperate need for new members to join them and continue the work they do in helping to make Rutherglen a better place to live.


Stonelaw High Fairtraders

Stonelaw High Schools Fairtrade Group sends all its profits to Ikusasalethu High School - situated in a rural area in Mtubatuba, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa - so aid or funds can be raised to make a uniform and to help them get into senior education.

Anyone can attend their events which are hosted every Tuesday lunchtime at Stonelaw High School, 140 Calderwood Rd, Rutherglen, Glasgow G73 3BP

If you would like more information contact the school on 0141 643 0212, or you can visit their website.


Treble Cleffs Choir Group

The Treble Cleffs Choir Group meet every Wednesday evenings and sing songs you all know and love! Aimed at 9-18 year olds, they meet in the Old Parish Church in Rutherglen on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7:30pm. The cost is £3 per session.

For more information you can email treblecleff3@gmail.com.


Voluntary Action, South Lanarkshire

VASLan maintain a database of volunteering opportunities in South Lanarkshire, and offer appointments to individuals who are interested in becoming volunteers and want to see what’s out there suited to their interests.

VASLan also co-ordinate the Saltire Awards in South Lanarkshire, which recognise the commitment and achievements of young volunteers, and we organise and administer the Volunteering Awards which pick out exceptional examples of voluntary work each year.

If you would like more information please visit their website at VASlan.org.uk, or contact Donald Lawrie either via phone at 01698 300 390 or by email at donald.lawrie@vaslan.org.uk.