Company supports community hall
A FISH FARMING company which employs more than 40 people in Argyll has handed over a cheque to a village hall as part of its programme to support initiatives which enhance communities.
Dawnfresh, which has six sites in Scotland, including three in Argyll, made the award as part of its commitment to supporting the communities around its farming operations.
The cheque for £1,000 was handed to members of the North Connell hall committee by Martin Collins from Dawnfresh, who lives in the village and works on Loch Etive as site manager. The money will be used to fund activities for local people in the hall and for the general upkeep and maintenance.
Commenting on the presentation, Alison Hutchins, farming operations development manager for Dawnfresh, said: ‘ We provide significant investment in the area around all of our sites, be that in our supply chain, our staff and skills or directly in the community. We want to play a role in growing and supporting the area and are always seeking new ways to do that.
‘North Connel hall is a vital part of the community and acts as a focal point for local people to gather, as well as being a venue for groups of all ages to meet so is exactly the kind of project that Dawnfresh is looking to support.’
Fiona McCormick said: ‘It is always welcome when local companies like Dawnfresh try to support community resources such as the North Connel hall and the committee thanks them for their assistance.
‘This contribution will allow us to support activities for local people, especially children and young people in uniformed organisations to take place in the newly renovated hall as well as helping with the general upkeep and maintenance of the building itself.’
Left to right at the cheque presentation were Fiona McCormick, Ewen MacKerchar, Martin Collins, Rev Jeff McCormick, Donny Campbell and Tony Jones.