We are delighted that we can finally announce the beneficiary of the very first Weatherseal #communityheroes fund! After a week of trying to keep a secret we can reveal that on Friday morning we were at the Johnstone Community Sports Complex to award the £500 to Treasurer Mark McGhee and Secretary Iain Reynolds.
They have big plans for the bursary which they will put towards the purchase of tools for a community garden. The aim is to educate children between five and eight years how to grow fruit and vegetables which will encourage healthy eating in later life. An excited Iain Reynolds said:
“We are absolutely delighted have been chosen by Weatherseal. It demonstrates their commitment to making a real difference at the heart of the community by putting something back in. Our project is rooted in the community and as the beneficiaries of this grant we will be able to further our aims and objectives through the community garden project.”
We were bowled over by the response in Renfrewshire and had some fantastic applications but Johnstone Community Sports Complex was chosen due to their wide reach in the community they operate in. We are all excited to see how the new community garden will benefit from our bursary and can’t wait to go back when the project is finished.
The complex was originally called the McMaster Centre and had been lying empty since being closed in 2008. A Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation then took over the disused former local authority sports facility and they now offer a wide selection of sporting activities and programmes, from Bokwa to tennis and senior keep fit classes. You can find out more about Johnstone Community Sports Complex via their Facebook page.
Remember our Falkirk applications are open currently and you can fill out a simple application form here!