CMS plays key role in Fife charity project

A team from CMS Window Systems was involved in a project to deliver hundreds of packages of food, children’s clothes and toys to families in Kirkcaldy just before Christmas.

The delivery day was part of the 2019 Christmas Appeal by the Cottage Family Centre, a charity which provides support to those who are vulnerable to social exclusion.

A fleet of 40 vehicles including CMS vans helped deliver £32,000 worth of food, toys and clothes, which ensured scores of youngsters had something to open on Christmas morning. CMS also provided warehousing for the donations in the run-up to the day, at its Hayfield site in Kirkcaldy.

CMS has been a long-standing supporter of the Cottage Family Centre, driven by the commitment of contract manager John Deacon, who was honoured at the recent G19 Awards for his charity support by being presented with the Unsung Hero award. John was joined on the delivery day by colleagues from CMS’ HQ in Cumbernauld, as well as those based at the firm’s facilities in Kirkcaldy, who swapped their day jobs to load up and deliver the packages alongside volunteers from numerous other local businesses and Fife Council.

Pauline Buchan, Cottage Family Centre manager said, “On behalf of everyone in the Cottage Family Centre team, I’d like to sincerely thank everyone who donated items or money to our appeal and those who helped with our deliveries. Whilst we must support families in our community all year round, as a result of everyone’s efforts here it is pleasing that hundreds of families and children will be able to enjoy the Christmas festivities that little bit more.

“A very special thanks goes to everyone who has been with us since we moved out of our centre in 2015, as the need for this support at Christmas has become greater. In particular, John Deacon and the CMS team – no words can describe how much we appreciate your ongoing support and the care and kindness you show, not only to us as a team but to our families. Your team are simply the best and we couldn’t do what we do without them, always on hand whenever needed.”