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Last updated: 5.56pm, Monday 17th May 2021 by

Construction firm Cruden deliver community cash boost after building our new homes

THREE hardworking community groups in the east end of Glasgow have been given a bumper cash boost.

They have received a welcome £5000 cash windfall thanks to a link-up between construction company Cruden and Thenue. Cruden are continuing to build our new homes for rent in Abercromby Street and as part of winning the contract to create the properties, the company pledged to deliver a series of “community benefits”. Now the three groups who will receive a total of £5000 have been named.

They are:
The Kindness Project - awarded £2,000
North East Recovery Community - awarded £2,000
We Are With You (formerly known as “Addaction”) - awarded £1,000

The Kindness Project provides relief to Glasgow’s homeless community while North East Recovery assists women recover from addiction and runs a regular café in Calton. We Are With You also helps people recover from addiction issues with an emphasis on wellbeing.

Seventy seven affordable flats and houses are being built at Abercromby Street not far from our London Road offices.

It is normal practice that contractors pledge financial support to the wider community as part of winning housebuilding contracts from housing associations.

Charles Turner, our Chief Executive thanked Cruden for their donation to help the community.

Charles said: “We are delighted that three organisations which do such vital work in the east end are recipients of Cruden’s financial support. This money will undoubtedly help them continue the essential role they perform in our community.”

Gordon Lee from Cruden Building said: “Cruden is proud to build communities and not just new homes. As well as providing energy-efficient, affordable housing, it’s a privilege to provide support to each of these local groups, whose important work is making such a difference to the community.”

Georgie McConnell of We Are With You said: “We very grateful for the grant and will be using it to support our community gardening project known as Roots to Recovery. We set up the Roots garden project to offer people in recovery access to nature, horticulture and community. Thank you so much."

Cheque mates…….Tracy Stirling and Michael Palethorpe of Cruden (foreground) with representatives of the three groups. Thenue Chief Executive Charles Turner is pictured at the back.