Break the Silence survivors support group receives funding boost from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes

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Local Ayrshire support group Break the Silence has received a donation of £1,000 from family housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel Homes’ Building Communities Fund.

The funding will allow the group to continue to provide its vital free and confidential support services to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and rape, their partners and their family members. The donation will also support the continued provision of weekly activities for survivors.

Mactaggart & Mickel Homes has a happy history of supporting good causes. The Building Communities Fund was created to continue the company’s ongoing efforts to help organisations and projects which enhance the lives of people within their local communities. 

The fund is open throughout the year to applications from charities, community groups, sports teams and schools within a five mile radius of any live Mactaggart & Mickel Homes development such as Braemore Wood in Troon and Greenan Views in Ayr.

Joanne Casey from Mactaggart & Mickel commented: “Break the Silence is one of the first good causes to benefit from our Building Communities Fund and it gives us great pleasure to help them continue to make a difference in their local community. 

“We have always been committed to working closely with the communities surrounding our developments, from being as considerate as possible during construction to supporting local organisations, charities, schools and groups. The Building Communities Fund allows us to give an extra helping hand to some of these deserving causes.”

Alison Tait, chief executive of Break the Silence said: “We would like to express our thanks and gratitude to Mactaggart & Mickel Homes for supporting Break the Silence with an award through the Building Communities Fund”.

“All support provided by Break the Silence is designed to help survivors work through their trauma, move forward and to improve their social wellbeing and psychological health, enabling and supporting them to enjoy an attainable standard of living, health and family life.”

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