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Toryglen residents help bring the community together

1st November 2023

Sanctuary Scotland

A group of women standing in a room smiling

Kind-hearted Sanctuary resident Melissa Cox is working with her team of volunteers to make a difference in Toryglen, Glasgow. 

This year they’ve raised over £3,000 through various community events, including bingo nights and fun days. The money covered a trip for 210 local residents to Heads of Ayr Farm Park, and will also be used to pay for local children to attend a Christmas pantomime.  

Melissa and the volunteers also run the hugely popular Blether Café in Cornerstone Hall every Thursday. 

Volunteer Natasha Cox said: “The trip to Heads of Ayr was an enormous success. We had such a good mix of people from the local community, and lots of familiar faces from the café. 

“The response was so positive that we’re already planning next year’s event.”