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Less Than One Month Till Our AGM

Its that time of year again where we invite our stakeholders and local residents of Cambuslang & Rutherglen to join us in looking back at another year of success for the organisation. 

St Columbkilles Church Hall
Thursday 21st September


The AGM is traditionally a date on the calendar that is looked upon with excitement and this time around is no different. This event is an excellent opportunity for everyone who engages and works with us to come together. Very seldom can partners, funders, elected members, volunteers and staff all be under the one roof to simply mingle and socialise. 

The day is also not without some form of entertainment and something special has been planned this year as a way of saying thanks for everyones support.

We would love to see you on the day. If you are interested in coming along or would like some more info we would ask you please call the office on 0141 646 0123 or email enquiries@healthynhappy.org.uk

Queens Baton Relay

As the Queens Baton of the Commonwealth Games makes its journey from Glasgow to the Gold Coast in Australia for the 2018 games, organisers have scheduled in a few stops along the way to pay homage to the Glasgow games' legacy.

On Tuesday 22nd August Bike Town were invited to accompany Team Scotland cyclist Rab Wardell for a part of the Queens Baton Relay. Organised as a Guided Ride we invited local cyclists to join us along a route through the soon to be opened Cuningar Loop - a new woodland park that was built as part of the Commonwealth Legacy development.

Cyclists joining us as part of the Guided Ride could meet at the Cycle Hub or at the entrance to the park. After a leisurely ride cycling past the various attractions in the park including picnic area, play park and woodland outdoor classroom it was time to hand over the Baton to another Team Scotland cyclist - Louise Haston. Louise would proceed with the Baton to the Emirates Arena and where it would finish this leg of the journey.

Local residents and participants were then invited for a community BBQ at the Legacy Hub in Dalmarnock.

Telling Your Story participants speak up

Two members of Healthy n Happy were recently featured in The Reformer discussing their individuals journeys and overcoming mental health challenges including suicidal thoughts.

John and Yvonne came to Healthy n Happy after struggling with low mental health. After engaging in various courses delivered by the organisation both were able to once agin take control of their health and wellbeing. 

Now volunteers for Healthy n Happy, they are a part of the Telling Your Story project. Participants of this share their stories of recovery to, and self managment of good physical and mental health. 

Please click the link to read the full article.

Women's cycling group comes to Bike Town

Bike Town Belles womans cycling group meets to cycle together and to learn to look after your bike in a supportive environment. 

The group will meet twice a month with Saturday and Tuesday rides scheduled. Bike Town are encouraging as many people to come along to the first introductory Saturday session where participants will have a say in the direction they would like to see the group move ahead. 

The group is designed to be led by its members with possible activities to include cycle rides - both social and training rides, bike maintenence and anything else cycling related the group would like to do.

Following on from this introduction, the group will head out on a relaxed ride suitable for cyclists of all levels and led by one of our experienced ride leaders.

For further info including times and to RSVP please click here.

Springhall add their ideas to Cage development

Over 150 local residents flocked to Springhall Community Centre last week to give their ideas and suggestions on the potential redevelopment of the Springhall Cage.

The Community Day was organised by Healthy n Happy as part of  Transforming Lives' Our Place project. The event was to officially launch the Springhall Cage feasibility study with landscpae architects ERZ Studios present to record residents views.

Staff from ERZ were delighted with the turn out calling the event 'hugely successful' and the responses from those who attended were really positive with some useful comments. The next steps will be to consult with the wider community and feedback the results.

Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Our Place seeks to work with residents in Springhall and Whitlawburn to identify areas in the community they wish to improve and facilitate action to make the improvements happen.