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Funding boost for Glasgow women's centre

A women’s centre which provides support services to women across Glasgow has received some much-needed funding thanks to Ross and Liddell. The North West Women’s Centre currently has more than 700 service users, and has been offering counselling, therapies and drop-in services to Glaswegian women since 1994. As well as providing fun activities like drama clubs and creative writing classes, the centre is committed to teaching key skills, providing literacy and numeracy classes, and operating a job club and welfare rights advice clinic on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions. The bursary award from Ross and Liddell has been used to fund cooking classes which will promote healthy eating and home cooking to its members.  Lynne Robertson, team manager of the North West Women’s Centre, said: “It’s fantastic that we have been chosen as one of the bursary recipients this year. The funding allows us to provide services which are highly valued by the women who use our centre. “Our cookery classes teach women how to eat healthily on a tight budget, as well as offering a great chance to meet new people and get involved in the community. “We are extremely grateful to Ross and Liddell for its support.” Ross and Liddell specialises in property management and maintenance, as well as providing a comprehensive range of residential and commercial services, including sales, lettings, surveying and insurance. Irene Devenny, managing director of Ross and Liddell, said: “The North West Women’s Centre is an essential part of our community, and we are thrilled to be able to support its work. “It was great to visit the charity and meet some of the volunteers. It’s obvious how passionate and committed everyone is to providing the best possible service to local women. “When we set up the bursary, we wanted to help groups that make a vital difference. The North West Women’s Centre is exactly the type of group we were eager to support and I am thrilled that the funding has had such a positive impact.”  The Bursary Programme is now in its third year and was launched to provide support to organisations that make a vital difference in their community.  The initiative has attracted a significant number of applications from a wide range of community groups and charities across the country.