Charities invited to apply for slice of £1400 giveaway
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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