Kirkcaldy charity nets £1000 in builder's community champions initiative

A Kirkcaldy charity that provides support for families with additional needs is the latest group to receive a donation from a regional housebuilder.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 5:07 pm

Nourish Family Support Centre successfully secured £1000 after applying for funding through the Persimmon Homes North Scotland’s Community Champions initiative.

Lynne Scott, Nourish manager, said: “This is a fantastic boost for us and the families who use the support centre.

"We depend heavily on donations like this to provide a welcome space where families with children who live with additional needs can relax and unwind.

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Lynne Scott. Pic: Fife Photo Agency.

“While the current pandemic has meant that our regular face to face groups isn’t possible, we have continued to support families in any way that we can, whether it be advice, food parcels or just a chat.”

The centre provides a much-needed respite and support service for parents looking after a child or young adult with additional needs and families are asking for more support and tailored groups.

James MacKay, managing director at Persimmon Homes North Scotland, said: “Nourish is just the type of group that our initiative was set up to support in the communities that we are working.

“The services it provides makes a genuine difference to people’s lives and we hope that our support helps the volunteers to continue to support families during the current lockdown and beyond.”

Persimmon Homes North Scotland has two awards of up to £1000 each to give away every month as part of the Community Champions scheme.

James added: “Selecting recipients is challenging with so many deserving causes across our region but I would encourage groups, clubs and charities to apply.”

For more information about funding through Persimmon’s Community Champions please visit www.persimmonhomes.com

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