Mon­day May­hem

CALA Homes (North) boosts Aberdeen­shire char­ity

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - PROPERTY -

Sen­sa­tionALL, an Aberdeen­shire-based char­ity which sup­ports adults with Mul­ti­ple Sup­port Needs (MSN) and their fam­i­lies, has launched an ad­di­tional ses­sion fol­low­ing a £1,000 do­na­tion from lo­cal builder, CALA Homes (North).

The weekly ses­sions en­able adults who have a range of phys­i­cal and neu­rode­vel­op­ment dis­abil­i­ties to meet and so­cialise while tak­ing part in a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing arts and crafts, bak­ing, gardening, singing and dancing.

The char­ity’s ‘Mon­day May­hem’ ses­sions are very pop­u­lar and the cre­ation of an ad­di­tional group will en­able Sen­sa­tionALL to wel­come more at­ten­dees.

The do­na­tion was made through the house­builder’s com­mu­nity bur­sary scheme which awarded 11 lo­cal groups and char­i­ties a share of £10,000 this year.

Adele Lind­say, Ser­vice De­vel­op­ment Co­or­di­na­tor at Sen­sa­tionALL, said: “Our May­hem ses­sions have proved very pop­u­lar as they of­fer the op­por­tu­nity for our at­ten­dees to take part in a wide va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties that en­cour­age so­cial in­ter­ac­tion and fun.

“With help from CALA’s com­mu­nity bur­sary ini­tia­tive, we have been able to in­tro­duce a sec­ond group to ac­com­mo­date de­mand, and to en­able us to bet­ter tai­lor ac­tiv­i­ties to the spe­cific needs and abil­i­ties of in­di­vid­u­als in a safe en­vi­ron­ment.”

Bruce Mas­son, Ar­chi­tec­tural Man­ager for CALA Homes (North), said: “Sen­sa­tionALL pro­vides a vi­tal ser­vice to so many peo­ple in our com­mu­nity, of­fer­ing the chance to take part in fan­tas­tic ac­tiv­i­ties on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.”

Other suc­cess­ful com­mu­nity bur­sary ap­pli­cants include 17 th Aberdeen Scout Group, Seaton Com­mu­nity Church, Pitscurry Day Ser­vice, Com­mu­nity Food Ini­tia­tive North East (CFINE), GCRA Ltd, Sun­rise Part­ner­ship, Alzheimer Scot­land, Aberdeen Rid­ing Club, CHAS, and Aberdeen Sci­ence Cen­tre.

Bruce Mas­son, ar­chi­tec­tural man­ager for CALA Homes (North), right, at­tend­ing Sen­sa­tionALL’s ex­ist­ing weekly ses­sion with staff and at­ten­dees of the char­ity

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