Glasgow group 'pampers and feeds' community with free event

Glasgow group 'pampers and feeds' community with free event <i>(Image: Wolfson Brands gives back to community with free event)</i>
Glasgow group 'pampers and feeds' community with free event (Image: Wolfson Brands gives back to community with free event)

A Glasgow-based healthy living company threw a free community day on Friday.

Wolfson Brands, a team of nutritionists, engineers, designers and businesses, focused on healthy living and wellness, and offered free food and refreshments, massages, nail-painting and more to all those that attended the event.

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The event - held at St Luke's in the city - was thrown to 'pamper and feed locals', as well as allow them the opportunity to chat.

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The mind behind the operation was Ruairi Hunter, the wellbeing and community leader for Wolfson Brands.

Ruairi said: "It's a good thing to be able to do and it's not just needed now, it's always needed.

"To be honest, we were hoping to have more people but those that have come along have really enjoyed themselves.

"It's nice to give back and help people out, and it's exciting to be able to do more of these in the future."

During the event's run, members of the Wolfson Brands team handed out food to local shelters in the area.

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Scott Dingwall, CEO of Wolfson Brands, said that no food from the community day will go to waste.

He said: "This is something we've been thinking about doing all year and with it being Christmas time, it seemed a good time to give back.

"We are fortunate that this time of year can be joyous and exciting, but for a lot of people, it's a tough one for many reasons.

"So, we just wanted to do this to make sure we could help in anyway way we can."

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Scott went on to detail how "giving back" has made its way into the business' motto.

He added: "We've always tried to do our best to give back, and after Covid we just decided to ingrain that even further into our business.

"We want to help people in any way that we can, as we are very fortunate to be able to do that.

"It's not about just being a business and selling stuff, it can't just be about that anymore, it has to be more than that."

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The event also included a visit from a local barber, who brought his tools to dish out some free haircuts.

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Kyle Burgess, owner of Amo Barbers in Glasgow's East End, said the day had been "absolutely brilliant".

He said: "The best part of my job, regardless of circumstances, is getting to meet new people. Through it, you realise that we all have a lot in common, but we have a lot of different stories, so it's been absolutely brilliant today to chat with everyone.

"I think we can all just do a wee bit more and it doesn't need to take a lot of effort.

"If everyone does a little bit we can help a lot, and it feels nice to be able to do it, especially at this time of year."

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Attendees seemed to enjoy everything the day offered, especially Michelle Wales.

The 43-year-old said: "I think it's amazing and it's a great thing for the community. It's good for people that don't have anywhere to go too."

Michelle got her hair cut, something to eat and had her nails done.

She said: "I'm staying in a hostel, and you don't get the pampering and things like that there.

"So, this is just really, really good."