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Holly McNamara MOCBP Award

Pictured left to right: Frank Sweeney, Group CEO of Cunninghame Housing Association (CHA), Holly McNamara and John Kelly, Chairperson of CHA

On Wednesday 31st August 2022 John Kelly, Chairperson along with Frank Sweeney Group CEO of Cunninghame Housing Association presented a cheque for £1,000 to Holly McNamara. 

Holly McNamara is a young table tennis player, who is 17 years of age and plays for North Ayrshire Table Tennis Club and is also a member of Team Scotland. Holly was recently selected to play in the European Youth Table Tennis Championships which were held in Belgrade, Serbia. She has also just completed her level 1 coaching qualification and intends to use her experience to coach younger members at her Club. 

Holly has put in a lot of hard work and training which has paid off with her being selected to join her fellow teammates and travel to Serbia to compete. The opportunity for Holly to take part in the European Youth Table Tennis Championships has given her the experience in competing at international level. It has also given her the opportunity to play against some of the best young table tennis players in Europe as well as building her experience and ability enabling her to pass on what she has learnt to the next generation of children coming through the Club.  

The funding provided by Cunninghame Housing Association supported Holly with the financial costs involved in attending the European Championships which prove to be costly given the location in Serbia.  

The Association are pleased to assist Holly in enabling her to take part in the European Youth Table Tennis Championships in Serbia and experience a different level of competition playing with some of the best players in Europe.

JOHN KELLY, Chairperson, CHA

The funding for Holly McNamara came from the Associations “Making Our Communities a Better Place Fund” which operates throughout the year (1st April to 31st March) until the allocated 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.


The “Making Our Communities Better Places” fund team are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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