£5k cash boost for char­i­ties

Build­ing firm makes dona­tions

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - An­drea O’Neill

Four groups in East Kil­bride and Strathaven have been given a wel­come cash in­jec­tion after be­ing awarded a share of a £5000 com­mu­nity bur­sary fund.

La­nark­shire was one of three re­gions se­lected by CALA Homes to re­ceive a pot of cash across the west of Scot­land – with a to­tal al­lo­ca­tion of £15,000 be­ing awarded in 2017.

Suc­cess­ful lo­cal ap­pli­cants in­cluded East Kil­bride Men’s Shed, Make a House a Home, East Kil­bride and District De­men­tia Car­ers Group and Kirk­land­park Pri­mary School in Strathaven.

Seven char­i­ties across the re­gion were se­lected to re­ceive support from the fund­ing scheme, ben­e­fit­ing a broad range of or­gan­i­sa­tions which help make a real dif­fer­ence in and around the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

Claire Lees, founder and project man­ager at Make a House a Home, who re­ceived £1000 of grant fund­ing, said: “We’d like to thank CALA Homes for their support.

“Their kind do­na­tion will not only help us build on our ex­ist­ing work­shops and DIY cour­ses but will help fund a home styling ser­vice to vic­tims of home­less­ness.

“We also hope to of­fer flex­i­ble vol­un­teer­ing hours to get sin­gle par­ents back into work again.”

Liana Cana­van, sales and mar­ket­ing direc­tor for CALA Homes (West), said: “We are as­tounded not only at the amount of en­tries we re­ceived but also the cal­i­bre of ap­pli­ca­tions, show­cas­ing some amaz­ing work go­ing on here on our doorstep.

“We strongly be­lieve that we are not just build­ing houses, we are build­ing homes that be­long to a wider com­mu­nity and we hope through the char­i­ties and or­gan­i­sa­tions that we have se­lected this time that we can go some way in help­ing cre­ate a pos­i­tive im­pact for many.

“We look for­ward to get­ting out there and meet­ing the La­nark­shire char­i­ties and or­gan­i­sa­tions we have sup­ported in the com­ing months and we thank all ap­pli­cants for their time and ef­forts in get­ting in touch.”

CALA Homes (West) cur­rently have three devel­op­ments across La­nark­shire in­clud­ing The Lawns at Thorn­ton­hall, Gill­burn Steadings in Jack­ton, Dul­latur Greens in Cum­ber­nauld and, com­ing soon, Lethame Green in Strathaven.

We look for­ward to get­ting out there...

Quids in Make a House a Home team with CALA Homes’Louise Dunn, far right, South La­nark­shire Col­lege prin­ci­pal Ste­wart McKil­lop, cen­tre, and the col­lege’s con­struc­tion man­ager Brian Han­ni­gan, sec­ond left

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