A popular Govan radio station opens to help Glasgow residents save money on their gas and electricity this winter.
Sunny G community radio organizes various free activities and fun sessions from November to January to allow people to get out of their homes and cut the heating and electricity for a few hours.
Some of the sessions will include bingo, retro games and movie nights.
Sunny G Radio Development Manager Steven Gilfoyle said: “It’s disgusting that we live in a society where we have to do this in 2022 and people can’t afford to be warm this winter.
“We hear it every day in Govan that people are choosing between food and fuel and even before the pandemic there was always fuel poverty in government.”
He added: “This winter is going to take lives. It will be a serious problem.
“But if people can come and turn off their heating for a few hours, that means they can get through the winter.”
The registered charity had to hold five more sessions due to the demand for the service.
Steven said: “It makes us feel horrible that there is such a high demand for this.
“It’s unfortunate that we have to do this, but it has to be done.”
The 21-year-old said: “We hope to put a smile on people’s faces. I don’t think people are in high spirits yet.”
The first of the warmer winter sessions will take place on Monday, November 7, which will be a night of retro video games.
Complimentary food, snacks and drinks will also be provided during the sessions, including hot chocolate, crisps and soup.