AN East Renfrewshire charity can boast it has helped more than one in every 50 of the area’s residents after reaching an impressive milestone.

East Renfrewshire Good Causes announced last week that after 11 years of operation it has now helped 2,011 people, with nearly £400,000 of services and goods given out.

Founder Russell Macmillan said: “We may be a charity but really, Good Causes is a good neighbour club. We have heard some extraordinary stories.

“Who would have believed a registered blind man from his living room desk would bring so many people together? You couldn’t make that up.”

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