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Carers Tapestry Unveiled


South Lanarkshire Provost Councillor Eileen Logan with the women who created the tapestry and representatives from partner organisations involved in the project

A wall hanging, made by a group of Lanarkshire carers, has been officially unveiled at Hamilton’s Low Park’s Museum.

The work has been a labour of love for the five women involved – Hamilton’s Margaret Mooney, Bellshill’s June Williams and Shahim Rashid, East Kilbride’s Ann Braidwood and Cumbernauld’s Yvonne Mackie.

The project, which is a partnership between Caring for Carers Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture, aimed to increase the health and wellbeing of the carers, who came together every Friday for one year, when their caring roles allowed, and designed and produced the wall hanging.

The wall hanging depicts the carer organisations from Lanarkshire who offer support, advice and training.

It consists of all the logos of the support organisations that sit on the steering group for Caring for Carers Lanarkshire project.

South Lanarkshire Council Provost, Councillor Eileen Logan, carried out the official opening.

She said: “The project has been a great success in bringing these ladies together, and hopefully has made their caring role a little bit easier.

“Carers are important people in the community and it is right that we do what we can to help them.”

At the unveiling, all of the ladies involved received a certificate for their hard work and all were quite rightly very proud of themselves.

The tapestry tutor Liane Clarkson said: “I have watched the carers grow and become friends during this time. Their confidence levels have increased no end and I feel proud to be a part of this new initiative.”

The tapestry will now go on tour and can be viewed at New College Lanarkshire from April.