Charity’s thirtieth birthday
Open Door launch‘new look’
a West Lothian charity has marked a landmark anniversary.
open Door accommodation project helps homeless young people across the area.
and it celebrated its 30th birthday with a special event in Livingston.
the event saw the launch of the organisation’s ‘new look’ and logo and website, which was designed by two Inveralmond academy pupils, Kayleigh speirs and Emiley Beasley.
pictured are Chelsea Cairns and neil Miller who spoke at the event, along with Claire neill, the charity’s director and open Door staff.
A West Lothian charity, which helps the area’s young homeless people, has celebrated its 30th anniversary.
Open Door Accommodation Project marked the event at its AGM last Thursday (November 23).
The event at Deer Park in Livingston brought together a wide range of people who have contributed to the good work of the charity.
There were over 60 people in attendance, with musical entertainment provided by Simon Scott and Scott Nisbett.
The event saw the launch of the organisation’s ‘ new look’ and logo and website, which was designed by two Inveralmond Academy pupils, Kayleigh Speirs and Emiley Beasley.
Claire Neill, the charity’s director said the girls’ work was much appreciated by the group.
She said: “The time and effort they put into this cannot be underestimated. They are an absolute credit to their school and we are extremely grateful.”
The charity also held the inaugural ‘Stevie Henry Awards’, set up in memory of local Bathgate man, Stevie Henry, who sadly died last year.
The accolades recognise the work of people who have given back to their communities.
This year’s award winners were Simon Scott, Scott Nisbett, Steven Bell, Alan Perry and Stacy McNab, who donated in excess of £1000 to Open Door earlier this year, Kayleigh and Emiley for their work on the organisation’s redesign, and finally Chelsea Cairns and Neil Miller for overcoming adversity and supporting the development of Open Door.
Claire Neill added: “Thanks to Chelsea and Neil for sharing their own personal stories at the event.
“We plan to make the awards an annual event and further information on these will be released soon, along with information on other new services.
“Thanks to all who have supported the organisation over the previous 30 years, including our various funders.
“Thanks also to our board, and our extremely hard working and committed staff team who are always willing to go the extra mile to help West Lothian’s young homeless.”
Designers Kayleigh Speirs and Emiley Beasley came up with the group’s new logo
Charity champs Simon Scott, Scott Nisbett, Steven Bell, Alan Perry and Stacy McNab who donated funds to the group
Celebration Director Claire Neill with the board of Open Door.