Praise for pro­ject’s 20 years of work

West Lothian Courier - - News - Democ­racy re­porter

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.

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