A Dalkeith care facility for special needs adults is on the right track after being singled out for funding that will allow it to take residents on holiday to Newcastle.
Garvald Glenesk in Avenue Road, Eskbank, will be able to fund the rail trip, providing a much-needed respite break, after having been awarded £939 from Esh Border Construction’s Communities scheme.
Originally set up in 1998 following the closure of Gogarburn Long Stay Hospital, the facility comprises two purpose-built cottages where people can live, work and learn.
The Esh Communities funding will allow four adults to embark on their first respite break since a previous trip to Newcastle four years ago – and they are already planning their activities.
Garvald Glenesk fundraiser Lesley Clemenson said: “Without grants such as these, individuals simply would not be able to have as rich and fulfilling a life as they deserve. It means so much to them, giving them something exciting to look forward to, and we are delighted that Esh understands that need.”
Esh Border Construction’s director for Scotland, John Moore said: “We hope that our funding support can help everyone at this brilliant facility in a small way. Garvald Glenesk really makes a difference to people’s lives.”