At Mactaggart & Mickel Homes we have a long and happy history of supporting good causes and initiatives local to our developments, from Glasgow to Ayrshire and Edinburgh. The Building Communities Fund has been created to continue this support, giving an extra helping hand to these projects and good causes.
If you are a charity, community group, sports team or school near one of our developments, you can apply for a donation to fund anything from new equipment to travel costs.
To apply simply complete the form below.
The Newton Mearns group of Community First Responders received a donation of £1,000 in October 2017.
Community First Responders are all local volunteers who are professionally trained and authorised by the Scottish Ambulance Service to respond, when requested, to 999 calls made in their local area by those experiencing life-threatening events such as heart attack, cardiac arrest or stroke - events where every minute counts to enhance the chances of survival - and remain with them until the ambulance/paramedics arrive.
The much-needed donation has allowed the group, which has a base in Parklands Hotel and Country Club, to add to their existing basic equipment and increase public awareness and fund-raising to pay for uniforms, a second kit bag, defibrillator and training equipment.
Liz Hamilton, Land Manager at Mactaggart & Mickel Homes, said: “We are delighted to support the Newton Mearns Community First Responders, whose attendance at life-threatening events is not just a vital link in patients’ treatment, but also a comforting presence for people in moments of crisis. It’s a privilege for us to help the group to continue their good work.”
Bev Brown, coordinator for the Newton Mearns Community First Responders group, said: “We are delighted to have received this donation from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes’ Building Communities Fund as it means we can now plan ahead and invest in new equipment to grow this vital community service.”
Some other recent recipients of funding include:-
Home Link Family Support in Midlothian
CrossReach (The Social Care Council of the Church of Scotland) in Edinburgh/Midlothian