On 24th June 2021 John Kelly the Chairperson of Cunninghame Housing Association presented a cheque for £500 to Kaileigh Brown, Executive Director and Elaine Smith, Director of The Ayrshire Community Trust (TACT) to assist with the running costs of their planned online award ceremony for volunteers who have supported others during the Covid pandemic.
TACT feel it is more important than ever to hold an event to recognise volunteers who have given up their time to help others who may have experienced loneliness or poor mental health.
Volunteers are nominated from organisations such as Foodbank, hospital transport and befriending programmes.
Kaileigh Brown, Executive Director of TACT commented, “Volunteers’ Week 2021 had the theme of ‘time to say thanks’. It goes without saying that volunteers have played a pivotal role in the pandemic response. During an exceptionally difficult year, people from all walks of life have taken the time to volunteer and make a huge difference to their communities throughout North Ayrshire – just like they do every year. This is a time for us to come together and thank all volunteers for their invaluable contribution. We wouldn’t be able to host such an Event where all nominated volunteers are in receipt of a goodie bag or hamper for their fantastic contribution without the support and ongoing commitment of our sponsors. Cunninghame Housing Association has been a longstanding supporter of TACT and we are very grateful for their continued support.”
“During an exceptionally difficult year, people from all walks of life have taken the time to volunteer and make a huge difference to their communities throughout North Ayrshire”
Kaileigh Brown, Executive Director, TACT
From left to right: Elaine Smith, Director TACT, John Kelly, Chairperson CHA, Frank Sweeney, Group CEO CHA, Kaileigh Brown, Executive Director TACT
“We are delighted to support this fantastic local charity who’s volunteers are continuing to deliver for our communities.”
John Kelly, Chairperson, Cunninghame Housing
The funding for The Ayrshire Community Trust came from the Associations “Making Our Communities a Better Place Fund” which operates throughout the year (1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022) until the allocated funding is exhausted.
Local Groups or individuals interested in finding out more about the Associations Making Our Communities Better Places Fund can do so by visiting the MOCBP page on our website where you can also download an application form.