Jo welcomes lottery funding for Creative Care

Jo has welcomed the news that Creative Care in East Dunbartonshire has secured £10,000 of lottery funding.

Formerly based in the District Court building in Milngavie, Creative Care specialises in teaching decoupage and other crafts to people with special needs, including those who have recently suffered a bereavement or are undergoing chemotherapy. There are around 200 members, as well as those who volunteer their time as tutors.

When the Court closed in 2009, Creative Care looked for alternative premises and took over the running of Brackenbrae House in Bishopbriggs. The lottery funding will be used to install a central heating system into Brackenbrae House.

The Awards for All Scheme is supported by Creative Scotland, sportscotland and the Big Lottery Fund, and awards grants between £500 and £10,000 for people to take part in art, sport, heritage and community activities, and projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community.

Commenting, Jo said:

"I am delighted that Creative Care has been awarded this grant. I know how hard they worked to find new premises in 2009 to keep the group going and it's great that they have secure this funding for essential upgrade works at Brackenbrae House. I have seen firsthand the work that the group does and it thoroughly deserves this recognition from Awards for All.

"Congratulations to all those involved in securing the funding."

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