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Continued Appeal: Drumchapel Food Bank

drumchapel food bank

It has been amazing to witness the community response to last week's appeal for more food donations towards the Drumchapel Food Bank. The generosity of the community was instrumental in allowing the foodbank to continue to serve the 70 people each week who come in need of food. 

Read the Clydbank Post Article with more information on this great success story here.

However, the need for food and other items continues. During the summer months there often is a heightened reliance on foodbanks as schools are shut. Whilst any donations would be most welcome, I have got in touch with the team at the Drumchapel Foodbank who have said the following items are the most in need. 

Donations of the following would be greatly appreciated:
- Size 5 and Size 6 Nappies
-Canned meals
-Female Hygine Products 
-Toiletries (body wash, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, etc.) 

Dropping off the Items: 

You can drop off these items at Unit 9, 15 Ladloan Place, G15 8LB between 9am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday. 

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Drumchapel-Food-Bank-1481838552028461/about/?ref=page_internal 

Bill Kidd MSP- Nuclear Weapons Ban

 Bill Kidd MSP speaks at the United Nations Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination. The treaty was signed on the 7th July with a strong majority. See Bill's repsonse to this news here: 



Glasgow Community Plan Consultation

Glasgow Community Plan

The Consultative Draft of the Glasgow Community Plan has been developed by partners in the city to articulate the priority areas where joint action can make a real difference. 

Glasgow Community Planning Partnership will bring together public agencies, the third sector and the private sector. Collectively they will work to improve services across Glasgow City with the aim of helping improve the daily lives of people living here. 

 The draft plan sets out priority areas for consultation. The final version of the Glasgow Community Plan will be published in October 2017. Public feedback to the draft will help shape that document.

Read the draft here: GlasgowCommunityPlan_ConsultativeDraft

All members of the community are invited and encouraged to have your say on the plan using the following online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GlasgowCommunityPlan

The survey will be open until Thursday 31 August 2017.

You can also find this information via social media on Twitter using the hashtag #HaveYourSayGlas and on Facebook.

Interfaith Scotland- Refugee Portraits Exhibition

HRT Potraits Refugees

This month I hosted young artist Hannah Rose Thomas and Interfaith Scotland at the Scottish Parliament for the exhibition of her portraits of refugees. This was a wonderful event, attended by the Scottish Refguee Council, NGOs, MSPs and interested members of the public. 

"I believe that nothing is more important than compassion for one another. Through my portrait paintings of refugees I seek to convey that each of us are created in the image of God and equally valuable in His eyes, regardless of race, religion, economic circumstance or social status. Let us seek to keep the borders of our heart open to those who are different from us. This is essential if we are to overcome the distorted agendas of violence and extremism that seek to divide us." Hannah Rose Thomas, from her speech in Scottish Parliament 13 June 2017


See her artwork here: http://hannahrosethomas.com/portfolio-1/ 

DRCET- New Information Leaflet

DRECT Snippet


Please find enclosed a copy of the new Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust leaflet! 

In this you will find information on how they are helping people:
-Get Empowered
-Get Active
-Enhance the Local Environment
-to Have Fun
-and to Get Involved!


Bill Kidd MSP


Bill is MSP for Glasgow Anniesland. 

His major political interests are the development of policies to eradicate poverty, job creation, housing policy and an end to the nuclear power and weapons programmes of successive British Governments.

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