Housebuilder supports Cathcart holiday clubs for young people

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HOUSEBUILDER Mactaggart & Mickel is supporting holiday clubs for you people in Cathcart.

The company’s Building Communities Fund has contributed £750 to Cathcart Youth Ministry Partnership (CYMP) to put towards its annual Easter and summer holiday clubs, which are said to attract a significant number of children and young people from community families with various faith histories, as well as those with none.

Funded by three churches of different denominations, the CYMP has provided youth and children’s work in Cathcart and the surrounding area for over a decade. The holiday clubs aim to offer a safe and positive environment for young people, while allowing parents and carers to have a break.

The £750 donation has contributed to a range of items including equipment, specialist sports and workshop leaders, craft materials, scenery, props, pitch hire and snacks for the clubs and their associated programmes.

Mactaggart & Mickel’s Building Communities Fund is open throughout the year to applications from charities, community groups, sports teams and schools whose work is instrumental in communities near to any current Mactaggart & Mickel Homes development, including nearby Milverton Grange in Lower Whitecraigs.

Joanne Casey, director at Mactaggart & Mickel commented, “It’s clear to see that the huge range of clubs, events and activities that Cathcart Youth Ministry Partnership provide for the young people in the area is having a fantastic and positive impact on their lives now and can only serve to build up their confidence and skills for the future. We are delighted to be supporting these programmes in 2019.”

Cara Wightman, senior development worker for CYMP added, “A big thank you to Mactaggart & Mickel’s Fund, and our other supporters and volunteers, who made it possible for us to run three days filled with joy, laughter (and slime!), sharing the good news of Easter with 55 primary age children each morning, and 24 teenagers at the evening youth cafes.”