Alan Somerville, Senior Development Officer of Cunninghame Housing Association recently presented a cheque for £1,000 to Gemma Giebler, Chairperson, and Secretary, Vivien McClure of Locharbriggs Primary School Parent Council.
The Parent Council works in partnership between the school, its young people, the parents/carers, and the local community. Part of what they do is developing and engaging in activities which support the education and welfare of the pupils including fundraising.
Over the years the Parent Council have invested in and fundraised for lots of useful equipment that they use to help bring much needed funds into the school – equipment that can be utilised at fundraising events to allow them to happen, for example barbeques, gazebos, tables and much more.
Due to limited storage within the school, they are looking to purchase their own storage.
The funding provided by Cunninghame Housing Association will assist with the purchase of the essential storage required for the equipment. This will ensure the Parent Council have a safe and secure space to store the resources and therefore will last a long time. This will ensure that the equipment is protected and there to be utilised for years to come.
Lesley Keenan, Chairperson of CHA commented, “It has become evident that over the years Parent Councils play a significant role in the school community, giving up their time to organise, fundraise and take part in decision making within the school. Cunninghame Housing Association is thrilled to support the Parent Council and help achieve their goals”.
The funding for Locharbriggs Primary School Parent Council came from the Association’s “Making Our Communities Better Places 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 their website http://cunninghame- housing.org where you can also download an application form. Please note that the funds for this year are exhausted and application forms will be accepted again from April 2023.