Machan mile­stone

Trust cel­e­brates turn­ing 20

Hamilton Advertiser - - ALL ABOUT LANARKSHIRE - Shirley Bar­tynek

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

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