Dundas Estates has recognised the dedication and positive impact of Changes in the East Lothian community

Changes East Lothian (L-R) Kelly Thacker, Project Development Co-Ordinator and Annette Murray, Volunteer Recruitment Officer

A Scottish housing developer has recognised the dedication and positive impact of Changes in the East Lothian community, awarding the charity with a £1000 grant.

Craig Fairfoull, Head of Sales and Marketing at Dundas, said: “We were thrilled that the decision to extend the community fund resulted in four times the number of original applicants. It did, however, make the decision to choose just five recipients out of a strong, deserving and varied group of applicants that bit harder.

It has been a real pleasure to learn about each of the applicants, their inspiring causes and their contributions to the local community – I’d like to thank each and every one of them for their interest in the fund and wish them every success in achieving their project’s endeavours.”

He added: “While it has been a challenging task, we are really pleased to be able to announce the five recipients of the fund and believe that their initiatives are essential in supporting the local area.”

Changes East Lothian is a mental health and wellbeing charity which provides free support services for over 16s living, or registered with a GP, in East Lothian. The charity provides counselling, therapeutic and peer support groups, as well as a wide range of activities and volunteer opportunities.

Marina Ramsay, Communications and Engagement Officer at Changes said: “Accessible mental health support is crucial for the happiness and wellbeing of people in communities across East Lothian and the funding will allow us to reach even more people, reassuring them that help is within reach and they don’t have to face challenges alone. We are incredibly grateful.”

We would like to thank Dundas Estates for providing this funding and helping eliminate barriers that keep people from obtaining mental health support.

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Contact us 0131 653 3977 or info@changeseastlothian.org