Castlemilk Community Church receives funding boost from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes


Lucky Castlemilk Community Church has received a donation of £1,000 from family housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel Homes’ Building Communities Fund.

The much needed donation helped the church to fund one of the biggest Christmas parties it has ever provided for the refugee families it supports within the local community.

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 developments like Castle Grove in Newton Mearns.

Jamie McLean, contracts manager at Mactaggart & Mickel Homes, dropped in on the church’s Christmas party. He commented: “Castlemilk Community Church 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.”

Eileen Baxendalefrom Castlemilk Community Churchadded: “We’re really grateful to Mactaggart & Mickel Homes for awarding this funding to our group tosupport one of our biggest family Christmas parties ever. We have been so touched by the stories of many of the refugee families we support. They speak of years in refugee camps, or years in prison isolated from the outside world.

“We do what we can with our furniture project to help people settle here. We're impressed with parents, often from Muslim countries, who want to celebrate Christmas in a Christian church and make their children's first Christmas in the UK special. We're very grateful to the Mactaggart & Mickel Homes Building Communities Fund for helping to make this a reality."

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