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LEAP Springs into Action

Charity supports older people with online activities during lockdown LEAP is supporting older people in South Lanarkshire during lockdown with a programme of online activities ranging from bingo to Spanish classes. The programme starts on March 15, with something to suit most people’s interests. As well as old favourites bingo and Spanish, people can choose […]

Santa’s Helpers Deliver Goods to Elderly

After spending a work placement with LEAP student James Ross, along with his family, decided the charity’s clients were more important than sending Christmas cards this year. Instead, they made up two dozen Christmas gift packs for the charity’s most deserving clients and delivered the first of these to Catherine to brighten up her day. […]

LEAP Winter Activity Programme

LEAP are running a Winter Programme to keep people entertained and connected over the next 5 weeks, even more important now we are all in tier 4.! All the activities can be done from the comfort and safety of individuals homes. They have a range of free and paid for activities. LEAP have a host […]

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service answers charity call

South Lanarkshire’s Community Action Team (CAT) helps elderly charity tell people about shopping and befriending services in Blantyre When LEAP wanted to promote its shopping and distant befriending services, Scottish Fire and Rescue’s South Lanarkshire Community Action Team stepped up to help deliver more than 10,000 leaflets to almost 120 shops and pharmacies across the […]

Project of the Year Award

South Lanarkshire charity LEAP the Lightburn Elderly Association Project has been named the Herald Society Awards 2019 Older People’s Project of the Year.  The announcement came at the Awards dinner on Wednesday, 6 November at the Doubletree by Hilton in Glasgow. Introducing the award, host Jennifer Reoch, the TV and radio presenter, said all the finalists had been […]

Blantyre Friendship Group

LEAP Hands On Project have a friendship group for over 50’s in the Blantyre area. They’re looking for volunteers and of course more people to attend. Meeting weekly on a Monday afternoon, it’s an excellent chance to come together, have a blether and a cuppa. Tel 01698 907 004 and ask for Taylor for more […]