Pictured left to right: Stuart Thompson MBE, Chairperson of Annan Riding of the Marches and Alan Somerville – CHA
Alan Somerville, Senior Development Officer of Cunninghame Housing Association recently presented a cheque for £1,000 to Stuart Thompson MBE, the Chairperson of Annan Riding of the Marches.
Annan Riding of the Marches is organised by a voluntary committee. It is one of the largest and oldest historical traditional ceremonies in Southwest Scotland dating back almost 700 years. Now, to present day, two weeks of culture, ceremonial and community events take place with the peak of ‘Marches Day’. The Committees aim is to keep up the tradition of the town and hold the annual programme of events.
We are extremely privileged to receive funding once again from Cunninghame Housing Association. Working together with the Association, and receiving the great amount, lets us maintain the high standards of events over two weeks.
Stuart Thompson MBE, Chairperson of Annan Riding of the Marches
Cunninghame Housing Association are delighted to have supported this year’s events by giving funding. It helps support the key pieces of infrastructure and ceremonial items to help make the whole event a success.
“We are delighted to have supported another year of, Annan Riding of the Marches. I am sure it will have been as successful as earlier years. This is thanks to the dedicated voluntary committee who give up their personal time to make the event happen.”
Lesley Keenan, Chairperson of CHA
The funding came from the Associations “Making Our Communities a Better Place Fund”. It runs throughout the year (1st April to 31st March) until the shared funding is exhausted.
Local Groups or individuals interested in finding our more about the Associations “Making Our Communities Better Places” Fund can do so by following the link below or downloading the application form.