Trust celebrates turning 20
Larkhall’s Machan Trust have celebrated their 20th birthday.
To mark the occasion the charity hosted a Big Breakfast event at Craigbank Primary School last month.
Children at the daily breakfast group were joined by Depute Lord Lieutenant Millar Stoddart, MSPS, local councillors, representatives from many partner agencies including education, Police Scotland, NHS, Youth Learning Services, various voluntary sector groups and local and national funders. Guests enjoyed breakfast with the children and there was even a surprise visit from BBC Children in Need’s Pudsey.
The trust were delighted that head of education Stewart Nicholson tweeted: “Delighted to attend the 20th Birthday Breakfast at The Machan Trust this morning.
“Our hosts, The Craigbank Primary School breakfast club staff, volunteers and young people were fabulous. Even Pudsey was impressed!”
The children and guests enjoyed crafts and made 20th anniversary book marks and everyone coloured and signed a beautiful birthday card.
One of the trustees, Susan Anderson, interviewed both Jim Richardson ,who has been involved with the Trust since 1999, and Brandon, one of their young people, who shared his current experiences.
The Depute Lord Lieutenant expressed his pleasure at attending and his appreciation of the work of the Machan Trust.
A spokesperson for the trust said: “Everyone enjoyed the morning celebrations and our lead breakfast club worker, Ann Napier, cut the birthday cake which all the children attending Craigbank Primary School enjoyed later in the day.
“Our chairman Stuart Paton thanked everyone for attending and making it a breakfast to remember.
“If you would like to find out about the Machan Trust contact the office on 01698 305 674.”
Sweet treat Happy birthday to the Machan Trust
Special celebration Everyone gathered to enjoy the anniversary
Anniversary Craigbank Primary School children enjoy the celebration and meeting with the guests