Long running project keeps growing

Councillor Sam Love, Provost Jim Robertson, Charles Fawcett (Health Lifestyle Project) and NL Industries workers Jamie Graham, Hugh Eissett and Lesley Russell.
Councillor Sam Love, Provost Jim Robertson, Charles Fawcett (Health Lifestyle Project) and NL Industries workers Jamie Graham, Hugh Eissett and Lesley Russell.

A Netherton factory has been donating bedding to help improve the lives of disabled children in the Afrcian country of Malawi.

NL Industries, which was opened by North Lanarkshire Council to support disabled workers following the closure of Remploy, has produced the bedding for impoverished families.

North Lanarkshire provost Jim Robertson and Councillor Jim Logue are currently over in Africa as part of the Malawi Healthy Lifestyle Project and have taken the bedding over with them.

Pupils from high schools across North Lanarkshire are part of the expedition which gives health and education support to families and young people.

Charles Fawcett, of the Healthy Lifestyle Project, said: “The challenges faced by disabled children and their families on a daily basis are enormous, and this outstanding donation from NL Industries will make a huge difference.”

Wishaw councillor Sam Love, convener of housing and social work services, added: “Many people in Malawi suffer terribly with hunger, poverty, destitution and widespread HIV Aids.

“This is the second donation NL Industries have contributed to the Healthy Lifestyle Project and we want to continue to develop this partnership to help the people of Malawi.

“The work of the Healthy Lifestyle Project makes a huge difference and this donation from NL Industries will give disabled children and their desperately needed bedding materials.

“The workforce at NL Industries and the people of North Lanarkshire should be proud that this contribution will really help improve the lives of children in desperate need of support.”