Alan Somerville, Senior Development Officer of Cunninghame Housing Association presented a cheque, earlier this month, for £1,000 to Robert Carruthers, Chairperson of Nithsdale Wanderers Football Club.
Nithsdale Wanderers are a community football club based in Sanquhar who have members aged 5 years old right through to adulthood and is run solely by volunteers. It was originally set up in 1890 and reformed in 2001.
The Club consists of a men’s team who play in the South of Scotland league and a women’s team who play in the ladies’ league that covers Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire (the club have players from Sanquhar, Annan, Gretna, Lockerbie, Eastriggs and Cumnock. They invite players from outwith the local area due to a small population.
The youth group consists of 40-50 young people who also train and play out of the club. The club is also utilised by the public for local events and fundraisers as well as the local school that use the facility.
The funding provided by Cunninghame Housing Association is helping to fund the replacement of some much-needed flooring to the entrance of the Pavilion and the installation of a baby changing facility.
Lesley Keenan, Chairperson of CHA commented, “The Association are pleased to provide financial support to Nithsdale Wanderers Football Club to maintain a safe environment for all of the service users at the club”.
Pictured left to right: Robert Carruthers, Chairperson of Nithsdale Wanderers Football Club and Alan Somerville, Senior Development Officer, Cunninghame Housing Association
The funding for Nithsdale Wanderers Football Club 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://cunninghamehousing.org where you can also download an application form.