Glasgow Airport’s donation allows local club to keep on singing
08 June 2012
A local club was hitting the high notes after receiving a £2,100 cash donation from Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund.
You are my Sunshine, a club organised by Cross Reach to help individuals suffering with Alzheimer’s and dementia remain mentally active, uses singing to bring people together in a friendly and stimulating social environment.
The airport’s funding will help the club to purchase some much needed musical instruments, which in turn will allow the club to grow and attract new members.
Located at Adams House in Elderslie, Cross Reach offers a specialised service to people living in the area who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, and who can no longer live safely at home. The care home is focused on helping those suffering with the illness to take charge of their lives and where possible maintain their independence, dignity and self-respect.
Jenn Dunn, head of finance for Glasgow Airport, said: “The You are my Sunshine Club provides a fantastic way for sufferers of Alzheimer’s and dementia to socialise with others in a fun and supportive way. I spent some time with the group and was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of all those involved and would like to wish the club continued success for the future.”
Linda Kelly, senior care worker for Cross Reach, added: “We would like to thank Glasgow Airport for its donation. Alzheimer’s and dementia is a progressive, irreversible illness, which affects a person's short-term memory and their ability to recognise previously familiar people. You are my Sunshine really helps keep the mind active and even when many memories are hard to retrieve, songs and music seem especially easy to remember.”
The club is looking to attract more members from care homes across the Renfrewshire area.
The Glasgow Airport Flightpath Fund is a community funding programme designed to ensure the communities surrounding Glasgow Airport share in the airport’s success.
The Fund focuses its investment in a number of areas including education, the environment, economic regeneration and sport, and supports community groups and charities in Renfrewshire, East and West Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire and Glasgow.