"Were so grateful to Stirling Co-op for its support. This will mean a lot to our residents and theyre having fun deciding what to spend it on."
Deanston House residents have benefited from a donation made from the community fund of the local Co-op store in Stirling.
The Deanston care service has received £100 to support residents to progress with their skills and hobbies.
Deanston House is a care home registered to provide care to 20 adults with learning disabilities.
The Co-op Local Community Fund supports projects across the UK. Every time members buy selected Co-op branded products and services; it gives local causes a helping hand.
Emma Maguire has been heavily involved in fundraising for Deanston House and support worker Gemma Williams applied on behalf of Deanston House and was delighted to receive the money. She said: “We’re so grateful to Stirling Co-op for its support. This will mean a lot to our residents and they’re having fun deciding what to spend it on.”
Marie Greenberry RNLD MSc, service director and registered manager at Deanston House, said: “Well done to Gemma for applying to the Co-op community fund and grateful thanks to our local store for supporting Deanston House.
“It makes a real difference when local businesses and organisations get involved with our residents. Being part of a community is so important and we are incredibly lucky in that respect.”
- -Photo caption Daniel McKenzie store manager of the Braehead co-op in Stirling Amy Watt, Service User
- -Front row – Celia Peat, Deputy Manager / Billy Mowat, Service User / Megan McCutcheon, Administrator
- -Back row – Greg Cuthbert, Support Worker / Fiona McKenna, Registered Nurse