Praise for project’s 20 years of work
A community project success in Uphall, marking its 20th birthday, has been praised by West Lothian Council.
The full council unanimously agreed a motion by Councillor Chris Horne to send a letter of congratulations from the chief executive to the Basics Trust to mark its 20th anniversary and recognise the work it has done for the number of people it has helped over two decades.
The project has worked to help people within its local community .
Councillor Horne’s motion said: “Best known for the BUSY Project and The Open Door cafe, the Basics Trust has been sustained by a dedicated group of volunteers working in a number of roles to provide a place for people in the community to meet and also providing a youth project working with teenagers from across Uphall and the surrounding area.”
Employing a youth worker, the project is funded through a mixture of donations, grants and the proceeds of The Open Door which is entirely staffed by volunteers.