Annan Riding of the Marches Receives Funding from Cunninghame Housing Association

Alan Somerville, Senior Development Officer of Cunninghame Housing Association recently presented a cheque for £1,000 to Stuart Thompson MBE, the Chairperson of Annan Riding of the Marches.

Annan Riding of the Marches (organised by a voluntary committee) is one of the largest and oldest historical traditional ceremonies in Southwest Scotland dating back almost 700 years. Now, to present day, a fortnight of culture, ceremonial and community events take place with the culmination of‘Marches Day’. The aim of the Committee is to keep up the tradition of the town and hold the annual programme of events.

Stuart Thompson MBE, Chairperson of Annan Riding of the Marches commented, “We are extremely privileged to receive funding once again from Cunninghame Housing Association. Working in collaboration with Cunninghame Housing, and receiving the substantial amount, allows us to maintain the high standards of events over the fortnight, culminating with Riding of the Marches Day”.

Cunninghame Housing Association are delighted to have supported this year’s events by providing funding to help support the key pieces of infrastructure and ceremonial items to help make the whole event a success.

Lesley Keenan, Chairperson of CHA commented, “We are delighted to have supported another year of, Annan Riding of the Marches, which I am sure will have been as successful as previous years thanks to the dedicated voluntary committee who give up their personal time to make the event happen.”

The funding for Annan Riding of the Marches came from the Associations “Making Our

Communities a Better Place Fund” which operates throughout the year (1st April to 31st March) until the allocated funding is exhausted.

Local Groups or individuals interested in finding out more about the Associations Making Our Communities Better Places Fund can do so by visiting our website http://cunninghamehousing.org where you can also download an application form.

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