Alan Somerville, Senior Development Officer of Cunninghame Housing Association recently presented a cheque for £1,000 to members of the Eastriggs Community Group.
Eastriggs Community Group is a constituted voluntary organisation formed to fund raise and carry out community work to benefit the area and the local community.
The Community Group liaises with Dumfries & Galloway Council on issues that affect the community including roads, pavements, war memorial, planning etc. They also assist with the delivery of many community projects such as the Christmas event and social space maintenance. Most recently, the group are seeking to purchase and install a defibrillator within the area, ‘The Green’. Given this area has witnessed some regeneration over recent years, they recognise the increased footfall and need for such a facility.
Funding was provided by Cunninghame Housing Association to assist in purchasing a defibrillator to be installed at ‘The Green’ which will prove to be a vital asset in the area. Isabelle Clark, Secretary and Treasurer of the group commented, “We are very grateful for Cunninghame Housing Association’s contribution. With the help of the Making Our Communities fund we are able to procure a defibrillator for the Green quicker”.
Lesley Keenan, Chairperson of CHA commented, “We are delighted to be able to provide financial support to Eastriggs Community Group, assisting with the purchase and installation of a defibrillator.
Having a defibrillator close by can help save a life, and if that is only one person, then it is worth having such a vital facility”.
The funding for the Eastriggs Community Group came from the Associations “Making Our Communities a Better Place Fund” which operates throughout the year (1 st April to 31 st 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.