Health and community spirit will be the order of the day when Muirhouse and Flemington stage their own Common healthy games.
Muirhouse and Flemington community group have received a grant of £7025 from the Big Lottery to help with their games event, which they are organising to mark the Commonwealth Games in Scotland.
The group are working with Knowetop , Muirhouse and St Brendan’s Primary schools, other voluntary organisations and St Margaret and St Brendan churches. The school pupils have already made flags and bunting for the games day on Saturday, August 30 at the playing fields behind Margaret Drive in Muirhouse between 12 noon and 4pm.
Everyone in the community is being invited to join in the fun of the day and also to dress up to represent the various countries of the Commonwealth.
Chairman Ian Kelly explained: “There is already a Games influence in Motherwell with the Triathlon competition being staged here. Our games and activities will be fun and also healthy. It will be a day for all the family and it’s free.”
There will be bouncy castles, dancing, sporting events, and the opportunity to try some taster sessions of Commonwealth events.
Craft workers will be on hand to help the young people to create Commonwealth mementos and there will be health advice for interested people. Refreshments will be served in the Isa Money Centre.
All the children who take part will receive a commemorative medal to mark the the day’s events
The Muirhouse and Flemington community group are holding extra meetings during the planning stages.
Representatives of NHS Lanarkshire have been helping the group and Motherwell Community Forum has also provided funding to supplement the grant from the Big Lottery.