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Nursery Nativity and News

The annual Nursery Nativity was on Monday 3rd of December. All of the children worked so hard on at and it paid off. They were all amazing!
A big thank you to all the families and parents that came to see the Nativity. 
Click here for a Photo Gallery from the Nativity

Also please remember that the Funbox trip is happening on Friday 14th December. Children attending can dress up for the show as their favourite character from a story or by wearing a Christmas jumper. Please be on time as the bus will be leaving at 9.15am sharp.

And finally, the Christmas Party will be on Thursday 20th December. All children are welcome. The nursery will be closing at 12 on this day and will reopen Monday 7th January.

Merry Christmas!


The DM Thomas Foundation for Young People

Buddies would also like thank the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People who have generously awaded us a grant of £1500 for a changing bed. This money will be so beneficial to our young people who require personal care and will make all the difference in our new building. Thanks to the DM Thomas Foundation and the staff member involved in making all of this possible.

You can find the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People on their website located here

The Co-operative Fund

Buddies would like to thank the Co-operative Community Fund, The Alderman Road Co-Operative Store and the local community for raising money for Buddies. The total they raised was £3099.62. This money will be so beneficial to Buddies. Our warmest thanks to all.

Buddies Fundraiser

The fundraiser was a great success!
Farmfoods generously donated £2000 to Buddies and we raised £2458 making the total amount raised s £4458. A big thank you to Farmfoods and everyone who donated! Well done to all involved in making the fundraiser such a brilliant night celebrating the wonderful work that Buddies does for our young people.

MacMillan Coffee Morning

We recently held a MacMillan Coffee Morning and rasied £250 for this amazing charity. A big gigantic thank you to all the parents/carers and children who helped to bake and donate cakes and biscuits for this occasion and of course to all the Mums, Dads, Grannies and Grandads and other family members that came and enjoyed eating them! Buddies Clubs and Services thank you for your on going support. Without you these events would not be possible.

Save the Date! - AGM - Tuesday 23rd October 2018

All are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting at 6:30pm on Tuesday 23rd October 2018. Please do note our new address - Southbrae Centre 190 Southbrae Drive, Glasgow, G13 1TX

October Week - 15th-19th October 2018


Buddies Fundraiser

The Fundraiser for Buddies is almost here. It will be on Saturday 10th November 2018 at the Goodyear Social club in Drumchapel G15 6RU. Tickets are £10. Please contact us if you would like a ticket to attend.

It promises to be a great night with amazing raffle prizes and will raise lots of money for Buddies! We hope to see you all there!


We have settled into our new home at the Southbrae Centre. The reaction from all involved has been overwhelmingly positive. We're currently here until the renovation works are complted on the Netherton Community Centre site but until then we are very happy to be here.

The full address for the centre is Southbrae Centre, 190 Southbrae Drive, Glasgow, G13 1TX. 

New Minibus

Due to the generous grant awards from The True Colours Trust and The Robertson Trust and all the extraordinarily kind donations we have been able to get a brand new Variety Sunshine Coach. A very special thank you to the great support of Variety, the Children's Charity and our sponsor The Bingo Assosciation. Rest assured that the new coach has already been put to great use.

Buddies Board - Change of Office Bearers

Buddies extend their most heartfelt thanks to Mrs Dorothy Barton who has chaired our Board of Trustees for the past multiple years. She has been with us since the organisation started in 1994 and dedicated her time and passion to helping us through thick and thin. We are eternally grateful to her for her service to us and even more so that she has consented to remain on the board as a trustee. Her advice and guidance will continue to be highly valued. We also would like to extend our gratitude to Mr Eric Coulter who has stepped down as treasurer. Again, his advice and guidance has been significant to us and thank him for it and also for consenting to continue to remain as a trustee. Thanks and well wishes are given to Mr Charles Paton and Miss Gillian Docherty who will be stepping in as Chair and Treasurer respectively. Best of luck to you both and we are greatly looking forward to working closely alongside you both.


We are looking to begin a project to raise funds to replace our changing bed. As you would imagine this is a very important piece of equipment that we use. If you would be willing to donate anything to us please use the link at the top of the page which will take you to our BT MyDonate page.

Care Inspectorate - Children's Services

We had our Care Inspectorate Inspection for our children's services at which we achieved a grade 5. Congratulations to Julie and her team. This is a true testament to the passion and dedication of our staff. Well done!

BT MyDonate 

If you would like to make a donation online then please visit our BT MyDonate page. 


Children's Services

Children's Services

We have a range of services for children and young people affected by disability inc. Autism Spectrum Disorder. These services are for age 5 – 19.

Adult Services


We offer a range of services for young adults from age 19 – 35 years. Some are detailed here and we are always open to new ideas and suggestions.



Buddies Club Nursery provides child care and education for children Aged 0–5 years.

NEWAdventure Breaks

Here are some of our happy teams on their Adventure Breaks - more details in Our Adventure Breaks Section

The Team welcome you to Buddies...





  • Buddies was established almost 20 years ago to provide community based play/ leisure, social and recreational opportunities for a range of children, young people and adults with disabilities and additional needs. 


  • We strive to develop independence, choice, and the opportunity to be valued as individuals allowing our child ren, young people and adults and their families to lead as normal lives as possible.


  • We have developed in recent years and now help around 200 families.  


  • We have a high quality mainstream nursery on site. 


  • Keep checking our website for news of new sports, arts and lifestyle skills programmes. We're continuing to evolve constantly and still provide high quality services.                                

 Jane Hook M.B.E  M.A.
Founder and Company Secretary.

 Read more about us here....

Events Calendar

Find out the latest times for our various clubs and events here.

                     Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the Adventure Breaks that Buddies now run. Melissa loved her last one and is already looking forward to the next.
Sandra Paton

Image Gallery

Check out the latest photos posted to our online image gallery here.

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