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West Lothian charity Broxburn Family Centre has been given a funding boost.
The group has been awarded funding of £2500 to revitalise its playground as part of Scotmid Cooperative’s Community Connect Initiative.
Broxburn Family Centre has supported the West Lothian community for 21 years through their Range Adventure Playground, which features indoor and outdoor play areas for children of all ages and abilities; focusing on young people, who are experiencing difficulties.
The Broxburn Family Centre’s team stage popular events such as the free of charge drop-in play sessions and also set health and wellbeing goals for children, who attend with the aim of giving them ‘Awesome Childhood Experiences’ in order to improve confidence, self- esteem, social skills and physical and mental health.
The Community Connect funding of £ 2500 will now go towards essential maintenance work at Broxburn Family Centre – improving the facilities available to children in the local community.
Broxburn Family Centre’s Raymond Branton said: “Winning this Community Connect award is absolutely incredible and this will be a real game-changer for our centre. We’re extremely grateful to all the Scotmid members, who voted for us – it really does mean a lot and this funding of £2500 will go a long way towards helping us to achieve our goals. Our project is core to the wider community and this funding is going to be used for maintenance of our play facility which is very popular and gets used by hundreds of young people free of charge every week.”
Scotmid Co-operative president Harry Cairney said: “Congratulations to Broxburn Family Centre and all the Community Connect award winners.”
Special year The cash boost follows celebrations to mark the centre’s 30th birthday