Community group Methilhill Community Children’s Initiative (MCCI) welcomed Labour MSP Jayne Baxter to their community garden recently.
And the Mid Scotland and Fife MSP has pledged to support the local group as it pushes on with its vision to create a community cafe and kitchen in Methilhill.
Jayne said: “What they are doing here is really inspiring. They have everything in place, now they just need the funds. But sometimes getting the money is the easiest thing, because if you have the right people in place and the community behind you, it can be easier to get the funds.
“It is a special thing here and I will work with them to identify the money to realise their vision. I’m proud to be connected.”
The group also welcomed Angela Beardsley from Resonate Arts House in Alloa, a not-for-profit organisation which looks to promote the community and the arts in its area, as well as Councillor Jim Young, who commented: “There is great community spirit in Methilhill and this is a great project. It is so great to see the kids so enthusiastic about something. A lot of hard work has gone in here, and they’ve got the vision, there’s nothing surer than that.”
Shirley Faichney from MCCI, said: It was wonderful to have Jayne and Angela along.
“To have like-minded people so interested in, and supporting, our local children and young people is fantastic.
“Jayne spent a lot of time talking to the young people and finding out about their projects and offering support and advice. They were over the moon... and a little star struck to be meeting an MSP.
“She has also extended an invitation for the group to visit her at Holyrood, an offer which they are very keen to take up!”