Cumbernauld charity receives five-figure cash injection

MSP Jamie Hepburn visits Cumbernauld Action Care for the Elderly
MSP Jamie Hepburn visits Cumbernauld Action Care for the Elderly

A WELL-KNOWN local charity received a welcome cash injection to help it continue its work.

Cumbernauld Action Care of the Elderly (CACE) received £6,5000 from the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland.

The money will be put towards the salary of CACE’s development worker on its Pathway of Care project, which delivers services in the Hill Road and Rannoch Road sheltered housing complexes.

Residents there are offered various stimulating activities such as arts and crafts, music, dances and outings which help keep them active and forge friendships. The project also recently collaborated with Cumbernauld Youth Theatre on a multi-generational arts project.

CACE Manager Sandra Clements said: “The Foundation has been a wonderful supporter of CACE over the years. Without grants like this we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.”

Mary Craig OBE, chief executive of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, said: “This charity, and its Pathway of Care project, provides a highly valuable service in the community and I am delighted that we have been able to make this grant award.”

The cash handout brings the total amount the Foundation has awarded CACE over the years to £71,000.

Jamie Hepburn, SNP MSP for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, recently visited CACE where he met with Sandra Clements and also chatted with service users at a local coffee morning.

Mr Hepburn said: “It’s always a pleasure to go along and visit CACE. It was good to meet with Sandra and discuss the direction of the organisation, and hear about the great work that is being done locally.

“It was also great to get the opportunity to sit down and have a chat with some of the service users. I never fail to be inspired by the work of CACE in the area and look forward to visiting again in the future.”

nCharities which would like more information about applying for an award should contact Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland on 0131 444 4020.