friday 22nd december 2023

Midlothian Community Chest winners revealed

Earlier this year, we launched a Community Chest project on social media asking the local community in Midlothian to nominate good causes to share in our Community Chest of £1,500.  

Midlothian Community Chest Donation

With £500 earmarked for each of our local Midlothian developments to donate to local causes, the campaign generated hundreds of nominations. Three local groups have now been selected - one for each development. The final recipient to be unveiled, receiving a £500 boost from Taylor Wimpey’s Greenlaw Mains development in Penicuik is the Penicuik Athletic Youth football team. Other recipients of £500 donation cheques were Bright Sparks in Bonnyrigg and Roslin Village Community Group.

Penicuik Athletic Youth Football Club has been based locally for over 60 years and now has over 350 registered players and 60 volunteers supporting the club. With links to local high schools and the club’s ethos of community enhancement and development, its focus on family remains important to everyone at the club.

Providing support across Midlothian

From its base in King George V Park in Bonnyrigg, Bright Sparks SCIO is a registered charity offering play opportunities for children and young people with additional support needs in Midlothian. As well as extensive play resources including soft play, a sensory room, and an extensive outdoor play area, the charity provides a wide variety of clubs and groups for children and young people with additional needs.
Midlothian Community Chest Donation

Involving the community

The Roslin Village Group has supported many local groups with its time and funding over the past few years. This donation has come at the right time as they hope to involve many more residents to empower the community and make Roslin a better place to live, work and play. 
Midlothian Community Chest Donation