Therapeutic music sessions for Drumchapel residents with disabilities and complex needs have been given a cash boost.

The money – totalling £1,099 – from Glasgow Airport’s flightpath fund has been used to buy a set of musical tonechimes for twice-weekly therapeutic group sessions at the Antonine Centre.

The centre provides day opportunities, care and support to people with a wide range of disabilities.

Each group member, many of them with profound and complex needs, uses an individual tonechime to collectively learn and play music together.

Each tonechime is colour-coded with an individual tone sound and members of the group work together to create musical performances.

The group previously had to borrow tone chimes from the Fred Paton centre, but thanks to the support of Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund Antonine Court now has its very own set.

Louise Lawson, centre manager at Antonine Court, said: “We’re really grateful to have received support from the Glasgow Airport FlightPath Fund. Having our own set of chimes ensures service users get the opportunity, regardless of their impairments or disability, to learn to play a musical instrument and make music as a group with their friends.

“The music sessions give our service users a sense of achievement and has boosted their team work skills.

“As the weeks progress they are given increased responsibility. This sharpens concentration and listening skills.

“Each session helps improve motor skills and promotes social skills.”