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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

CALA Homes (West) has donated £500 to Milngavie in Bloom through its 2017 East Dunbartonshire community bursary fund.

The voluntary organisation - dedicated to keeping Milngavie colourful by planting flowers and maintaining flowerbeds – applied for the funding in order to buy plants, shrubs and compost to remake one of Milngavie’s most prominent flowerbeds, known as ‘the heather bed’.

Through their work in the community, the group have created new flowerbeds, restored the well-known existing displays and provided planters to enhance the appearance of Milngavie for everyone.

Douglas Cameron, chairman for Milngavie in Bloom said “As a charitable organisation we rely on grants and donations to fund the work that we carry out to enhance the environment of Milngavie and its surroundings.

“The donation from CALA Homes has allowed Milngavie in Bloom to purchase shrubs, compost and litter pickers that will help us in our efforts to make a difference in the community.”

Suzie Farrell, marketing manager for CALA Homes (West) visited Milngavie in Bloom to meet with the team.

She said “I’d like to thank Milngavie in Bloom for welcoming me into the community. Meeting them really brought to life the extremely important work they do and highlighted just how crucial these local community groups are.

“I’m very proud CALA Homes (West) has been able to make a contribution towards making Milngavie more colourful so many people enjoy the displays so we are thrilled we were able to help keep the town blooming.”

Since launching in 2017, CALA Homes (West) community bursary has donated £15,000 towards groups and charities across the West of Scotland. Applications for the 2018 bursary are now closed and winning applicants will be announced in May.