Scotmid boost the coffers of three Edinburgh-based charities

Three charities based in the East of Scotland have been awarded £8500 each, thanks to Scotmid Co-operative’s Community Connect award scheme.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 7:00 am

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Children with Cancer and Leukaemia Advice and Support for Parents (CCLASP), the Citadel Arts Group and Venture Scotland secured the funding after being shortlisted by the convenience retailer as one of the nine good causes across Scotland to receive financial support from a total pot of £75,000.

Edinburgh based charity, Venture Scotland provides struggling young people aged between 16 and 30, to take part in a personal development course based outdoors.

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Scotmid is also backing Venture Scotland

David Brackenridge, CEO of Venture Scotland, said: “Scotmid’s generous funding will allow us to continue to support disadvantaged young people through our outdoors based personal development Journey programmes, to enable them to lead happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives.”

CCLASP has provided vital support for families living with a child with cancer for the last 25 years. They offer respite holidays at their cottage in Muthill, providing an oasis of peace for families suffering.

Citadel Arts Group in Leith stimulates and expresses the creativity of older people through stories, memory books and lively dramas, helping to celebrate the history of Leith. The funding will be used to create audio plays to entertain the whole community.

Harry Cairney, Chair of East Regional Committee at Scotmid, said: “The pandemic has created numerous challenges for communities to overcome and adapt to. Community Connect was established to enable us to extend the ways in which we can support the communities that we serve.”

Support: CCLASP

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Citadel - support from Scotmid