Char­i­ties in­vited to ap­ply for slice of £1400 give­away

Blairgowrie Advertiser - - NEWS -

Award-win­ning re­tire­ment house­builder McCarthy and Stone is look­ing for a lo­cal char­ity to sup­port in and around Blair­gowrie.

This is the sec­ond year that the developer of the Dar­roch Gate re­tire­ment liv­ing apart­ments on Coupar An­gus Road in the town has sup­ported lo­cal groups, or­gan­i­sa­tions, projects and events.

The com­pany is keen to hear from lo­cal causes which re­quire sup­port in the form of a cash do­na­tion, and although it stresses that fund­ing can­not be guar­an­teed in ev­ery case, it hopes to help as many or­gan­i­sa­tions in the Blair­gowrie area as pos­si­ble.

Lor­raine Pater­son, re­gional sales and mar­ket­ing direc­tor for McCarthy and Stone in Scot­land, an­nounced the fund.

She said: “As our de­vel­op­ment in Blair­gowrie con­tin­ues to take shape and it be­comes part of the lo­cal land­scape, it is part of our on­go­ing com­mit­ment to help build a pos­i­tive legacy in the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“Last year three lo­cal char­i­ties shared £1,400 with the sin­gle largest do­na­tion of £600 awarded to Blair­gowrie and Rat­tray in Bloom.

“BOOK­MARK, the Blair­gowrie, Rat­tray and The Glens Book Festival, se­cured a do­na­tion of £400, and a fur­ther £400 was awarded to BRAN, the Blair­gowrie and Rat­tray Ac­cess Net­work – an or­gan­i­sa­tion con­sist­ing of some 30 en­thu­si­as­tic volunteers, which ex­ists in or­der to main­tain the lo­cal core path net­work.

“We’re re­ally look­ing for­ward to hear­ing from some new lo­cal char­i­ties and ini­tia­tives this year that could use our help and sup­port.”

In­ter­ested com­mu­nity groups and lo­cal char­i­ties should get in touch as soon as pos­si­ble by email­ing re­quests to mc­carthyand­stone@mc­

En­trants should out­line the de­tails of their project or char­ity and ex­plain how a do­na­tion from McCarthy and Stone would as­sist their project.

There is a to­tal fund of £1,400 avail­able.

Please mark emails‘ Blair­gowrie Com­mu­nity Char­ity Ap­peal – 2017 ’ in the sub­ject header.

The clos­ing date for en­tries is Fri­day, June 16.

Cash boost Last year Blair in Bloom, the BOOK­MARK festival and the Blair­gowrie and Rat­tray Ac­cess Net­work (BRAN) were all suc­cess­ful in their ap­pli­ca­tions for fund­ing from McCarthy and Stone

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