Com­pany sup­ports com­mu­nity hall

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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