Housing association shows support for Christmas toy appeal

Leigh Shearer

KINGDOM Housing Association employees have raised £1,200 for the Cottage Family Centre Christmas Toy Appeal.

The Cottage Family Centre, based in Kirkcaldy, supports local children and families who face significant hardship. Last year the Cottage ensured that over 1,300 households had food, toiletries, warm homes and Christmas presents.

Staff at Kingdom took part in fundraising raffles and raised £600 which was used to purchase toys. An additional £600 donation was made thanks to a £300 grant from Kingdom’s Community Initiatives Fund as well as all the winners of Kingdom’s Employee Recognition Scheme agreeing to give their charity donation prize to the Cottage Family Centre – a total of £300.

Leigh Shearer, service co-ordinator at Kingdom headed up the fundraising efforts and said, “At Kingdom we’ve supported the Cottage Family Centre Christmas Toy Appeal for the last few years. I’m delighted that this year we were able to buy more toys than ever before so that local families can have presents to unwrap on Christmas Day.”

Kingdom’s head of governance, Calum Kippen, added, “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to use our Community Initiatives Fund to help support the incredible work being done by the Cottage Family Centre. Through the fund we can consider supporting projects that deliver a community benefit in the areas where we operate. We will consider applications from a wide variety of sources including tenants, residents groups, community clubs and voluntary organisations.”