Backing good causes is child’s play for housebuilder

HOUSEBUILDER Mactaggart & Mickel’s Building Communities Fund has donated £1,000 towards a new children’s play initiative developed by the charity Play Midlothian.

The charity seeks to improve the welfare of children in the area by increasing their opportunities to play, due to all the associated benefits to health, wellbeing and development. In the past year, over 1,6000 youngsters have made use of their services.

A new pilot project, called Play for All, was launched earlier this year with the aim of supporting disabled children’s play with their families. The service helps equip families with ideas and skills for supporting disabled children to play at home and support them in accessing local parks.

Joanne Casey, director at Mactaggart & Mickel Homes said, “Play Midlothian was one of the first good causes to benefit from our Building Communities Fund when we first launched it in 2016 and it gives us great pleasure to offer our continued support and help them continue to make a difference in their local community with the Play for All initiative.

“We have always been committed to working closely with the communities surrounding our developments, from being as considerate as possible during construction to supporting local organisations, charities, schools and groups. The Building Communities Fund allows us to give an extra helping hand to some of these deserving causes.”

Susan McIntyre, MD of Play Midlothian added, “We have so appreciated Mactaggart and Mickel’s contribution of £1,000 which enabled us to start our Play for All pilot project. The project has provided much-needed support to families for their children’s play in and around their home. We are excited to expand the service even further and make a real difference by engaging with more families in the future.”