Thursday, 13 August 2009

More good news for Community Hub

Guests sitting down to dine at Mervat's Restaurant in Meigle on Thursday 6th August were given the good news that another £20,000 has been pledged towards the cost of their new Community Hub.


The highlight of the evening was a Traditional Moroccan Buffet, and the event was part of ENKCA’s ongoing campaign to replace the former community hall at Balkeerie. It was organised by popular request following the success of ENKCA's first Moroccan fundraiser held in June of this year. That too was held at Mervat’s Village Gallery and Restaurant in Meigle.

The pledges, one from The Robertson Trust, the other from Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, were each for £10,000 and the announcement was greeted with enthusiastic applause.

ENKCA director, David Lawrence said,
“Both of our Moroccan buffet evenings have been sell-out events and each provided an excellent opportunity to socialise with the community whilst raising funds at the same time. They also demonstrate the tremendous support we are getting from local businesses. We are very grateful to Mervat's, H B Rutherford, AG Barr PLC, Hayes MacFarlane, Springers Coffee Lounge and Delicatessen, Forfar, Piries Grocers and Butchers, Newtyle, The Organic Hut, Meigle, Thistle Soaps, Glamis, Small's Sweet Shop and Harbro, Forfar.
“The £304 raised on Thursday is worth more than £600 to our fund as it will qualify for match funding through the Scottish Rural Development Programme."

He added, " We now have more than £400,000 but we still need further donations and sponsorship before our costs are fully covered. We will also continue to work hard at fundraising.
“It is worth the hard work because the new Community Hub will play a very important role, being a focal point for both young and old, as well as for local businesses."

For further information on the project please contact David Lawrence on 01307 840624