Local MP Jo Swinson is delighted that East Dunbartonshire-based charity Variety Scotland has received an award of £7,590 from the Celebrate programme.
Celebrate is a joint scheme developed by the Scottish Lottery Distributor’s Forum (SLDF) offering funding for events and projects which celebrate the 2014 Commonwealth Games or that are inspired by Scottish links to the 71 nations and territories which make up the Commonwealth.
Variety Scotland, the children’s charity, provides opportunities for disabled, sick and disadvantaged children and young people to undertake enriching activities. This award will enable children who attend special educational needs (SEN) schools across Scotland to attend a sports festival celebrating the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Commenting after the award was announced, Jo said:
“Variety Scotland play a selfless role offering many disadvantaged children and young people access to practical activities that so many take for granted. It is wonderful news that children from Scotland’s 150 SEN schools, including local schools Merkland and Campsie View, have been invited to attend this sports festival hosted by Variety Scotland.
“I congratulate Variety Scotland on securing this award and the significant funding. I am delighted that a local charity will contribute positively to the exciting build up to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games”.