Pictured left to right: Olivia Fisher and Janet Strang, Chairperson of CHA.
Janet Strang, Chairperson of Cunninghame Housing Association recently presented a cheque for £1,000 to Olivia Fisher, a young athlete from North Ayrshire.
Olivia is 12 years old and has been a member of North Ayrshire Athletics Club (NAAC) for the past 3 years. Olivia trains twice a week for NAAC and is currently competing for her club in the Youth Development League and Central & South of Scotland Athletic League.
Recently, Olivia was accepted to Glasgow School of Sport, where she will attend for the next 6 years. Olivia had to go through a thorough application process involving completing an application, recommendations from her Coach and teachers who experienced her commitment first hand, attending a trial and finally a face-to-face interview with the School of Sport prior to being successful. Her training now forms part of her school day and supports in her dream of pursuing a career in athletics.
The funding provided by Cunninghame Housing Association is supporting Olivia with the costs involved travelling to Glasgow each day for her first year. This is proving invaluable to Olivia and her family given the expensive travel costs by train that are now incurred by commuting to Glasgow every day.
The funding for Olivia Fisher 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.
“We are thrilled to be supporting Olivia with the financial costs involved commuting to Glasgow every day to excel in her field. What a great opportunity for a young person who has quite clearly worked hard to get where she is, and we wish her every success for her future.”
Janet Strang, CHA Chairperson
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.