Housebuilder sponsors community gala event in Midlothian

DANDARA East Scotland has donated £1,500 to the Danderhall and Newton Gala Day celebrations.

The housebuilder, which is building homes nearby at Shawfair, is sponsoring the community event which includes an open-air concert starring tribute act ‘A Touch of Little Mix’ and singer Caitlyn Vanbeck on Friday May 13.

The Gala will run over two days after a two-year absence due to the pandemic. It returned in 2018 after 22 years without the event, partly due to the growing community at Shawfair and to welcome new homebuyers to the area.

Lisa Archibald, head of sales for Dandara East Scotland, said, “After the past two years, uplifting events like the Danderhall Gala Day and Concert have never been more important. The event will be a wonderful opportunity for families and friends to catch up and for new residents to meet people and see what a fantastic community they now live in.

“We were very happy to step in and offer support for this community event as a thank you for the warm welcome we have received here at Shawfair.”

Billy Dyer, chairperson of the Gala Day committee, added, “We are extremely grateful to Dandara for their support. There has been little opportunity to fundraise during the pandemic, so this donation will go a long way to ensure our community has a fantastic and affordable weekend. We would also like to thank Bellway Homes Limited (Scotland East) for their £250 gala day donation.”

Dandara is building two, three and four-bedroom houses as part of the newly created community at Shawfair in Midlothian.