Cairn­dow child­care cen­tre dream a step closer

The Oban Times - - DISTRICTS - Two chil­dren hold up the link to the crowd­fund­ing page.

A GROUP in Cowal is fundrais­ing for a pur­pose-built child­care cen­tre in Cairn­dow.

Cairn­dow Com­mu­nity Child­care was de­lighted ear­lier this year when the Big Lottery fund agreed to pay half the cost of the pro­ject.

The non-profit-mak­ing group now hopes to raise £50,000 to cover the other half of the costs, with the aim of start­ing con­struc­tion in April next year.

Ali­son Hutchins, chair­woman of Cairn­dow Com­mu­nity Child­care, said: We have been work­ing hard for five years and have had tremen­dous sup­port from lo­cal busi­nesses. But we need a fi­nal push to get the fund­ing com­pleted so we can start build­ing.

‘We are pleased to launch to crowd­fund­ing page and would ap­peal to ev­ery­one to visit, do­nate and pass on. We are con­fi­dent we can reach our tar­get and start build­ing in April 2018.

‘We are also run­ning fundrais­ing events, in­clud­ing Heron Val­ley play­ing at a ceilidh on Saturday Oc­to­ber 21 at the village hall. The com­mit­ment of our staff, the sup­port of the lo­cal com­mu­nity and the gen­eros­ity of lo­cal busi­nesses have been key fac­tors in get­ting this far, so big thanks to them.’

So far, more than £2,000 has been raised on the crowd­fund­ing page. To do­nate, visit www.crowd­fun­ the-new-build.

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