A leading housebuilder has donated much-needed funds to help a Mayfield charity create a hub for the local community.
Persimmon Homes East Scotland awarded £1,000 to help Mayfield and Easthouses Development Trust (MAEDT) transform the bowling pavilion and green in Mayfield Public Park into a community hub and garden.
The trust has taken over the pavilion and will host a school uniform bank, a small coffee shop, rooms for toddler groups, adult education classes, breakfast and homework drop-ins for high school pupils and one-to-one rooms for councillor consultations.
MAEDT was set up in 2006 to achieve the sustainable regeneration by addressing the economic, social, environmental and cultural needs of both communities.
The donation is part of Persimmon’s Community Champions project.Organisations are being encouraged to apply for funding by completing an online form at ww.persimmonhomes.com.
Sharon Hill, development worker at MAEDT, said: “This is a fantastic boost to our funds for our pavilion project. This donation will help us to provide a community hub which is fit for purpose and can be enjoyed by all in our community – turning an unused building from an eyesore to a real community asset.
Jim Kirkpatrick, managing director at Persimmon Homes East Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Mayfield and Easthouses Development Trust.”