Children in Glasgow are delighted with their new play park, which was upgraded by kind hearted volunteers. The RUBY (Regenerating Urban Back Yards) campaign work across Scotland and north-west England to improve run-down community spaces, and worked hard on the facilities in Castlemilk.
The 10-week project saw a complete overhaul of the space at a local disability resource centre with landscaping, painting and a revamp of facilities. The park now hosts a spacious place with wheelchair accessible play equipment, picnic benches and safety screening.
“The children have already had a chance to try out the new play area and they are thrilled with it.”
The 11 RUBY volunteers from Stewart Milne Homes completed the work as part of the company’s 40th anniversary celebrations.
Angela Friel, centre manager for the disability resource centre in Castlemilk, said: “The children have already had a chance to try out the new play area and they are thrilled with it.
“The work Stewart Milne Group has carried out has really enhanced the lives of the children and the opportunities they have to play outside.
“The picnic benches are a particular favourite and provide a lovely space for us to enjoy snacks in the sun.
“The play area ensures we can encourage physical outdoor play for our children and young people affected by a disability, which is vital in their development.
“We want to say a big thank-you to everyone at Stewart Milne Group who worked so hard on this project.
“Without their support we would have never completed the project so quickly and we are so pleased to have received their help. The work they have done will have a lasting impact in this area for many years to come.”
Jonathan Fair, managing director at Stewart Milne Homes Central Scotland, added: “It has been fantastic to see work take shape on the centre which is so widely used by the local community and provides such a crucial service to children who are affected by disability.
“Working with the resource centre has been a great experience for us.
“The team who worked on the project have really enjoyed being involved in something which will have such a lasting impact on the community and I want to thank them for all of their hard work.”