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Community-wide family fun marks 40 years of Thenue

Special anniversary events held by Thenue’s area associations.

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A weekend of family fun helped Thenue Housing Association to celebrate 40 years of delivering for its communities.

Three locations, where Thenue has its stock, staged events designed to involve everyone in celebrating the association’s anniversary.

Thenue timed the weekend of celebrations to coincide with the nationwide ‘Great Get Together’. This was inspired by the family of MP Jo Cox whose death shocked and appalled the UK in 2016.

The thinking behind the Great Get Together is that it is an opportunity to bring people together to celebrate kindness and respect – values which Thenue said it promotes. The events were organised by Thenue’s area associations – organisations affiliated to the association which are very engaged in their respective communities.

Communities in Cranhill, Castlemilk and Bridgeton and Dalmarnock all took part in the festivities.

Bridgeton and Dalmarnock Area Association held a kids’ fun festival during the day, followed by ‘The Great Night In’, an event aimed at over 18s to come together and meet neighbours and friends. 

Cranhill Area Association held a community fun lunch, complete with a clown, fun activities and a barbecue. Netherholm Area Association in Castlemilk staged a family fun day in its new community hall, which the community campaigned for over many years to build. free hot dogs and a bouncy castle helped make the event a hit.

Charles Turner, Chief Executive of Thenue, said: “We wanted to make sure our communities are at the heart of our celebrations this year, and our area associations rose to the challenge with great enthusiasm.”

Thenue celebrates the 40th anniversary of its founding in 1979 at the end of October.

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