Newton Mearns nursery garden receives blooming lovely donation from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes


Kirkhillgait Nursery Parents Forum in Newton Mearns has received a donation of £250 from family housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel Homes’ Building Communities Fund.

The day nursery provides care for children up to the age of five years, and the company was approached by Kirkhillgait Nursery Parents Forum which received a very welcome donation to allow the purchase of soil for planters in their ‘Living Garden’, which gives the children the opportunity to learn through play in a fun and safe outdoor space.

Mactaggart & Mickel Homes has a history of supporting good causes, and has previously supported Kirkhillgait Nursery School in 2015 with the creation of the children’s’ garden. 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 like Castle Grove and Red Lion in Newton Mearns. 

Ed Monaghan, Managing Director of Mactaggart & Mickel Homes, commented: “Having originally developed the Kirkhill area of Newton Mearns, we are really pleased to continue our support for Kirkhillgait Nursery School’s garden project, which has blossomed since we first helped with funding in 2015. The Living Garden will allow local children to enjoy some fun and fresh air while learning at the same time.”

Susan Blair from Kirkhillgait Nursery Parents Forum added: “The kids love the Living Garden so we would like to say thank you to Mactaggart & Mickel Homes for awarding this funding which will continue their learning experiences outdoors as well as indoors. Our garden includes a large playpark, mud kitchen, bug hotel, playhouse and lots of planters to grow fruit, vegetables and flowers so the soil we purchase will definitely be put to good use.”

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