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Homebuilder digs deep to help young wheelchair users

Young wheelchair users from across Glasgow will be helped to learn new skills, make friends and have fun, thanks to CALA Homes (West).  

A £1,000 bursary will support Whizz-Kidz’s Glasgow Club, a charity with an aim to bring about increased health and wellbeing, independence, leadership, employability and social engagement to its members. 

Jo Rhodes-Jiao, Head of Services (North) said: “We are thrilled to receive this fantastic grant and we can’t thank CALA Homes (West) enough. The support for our Glasgow club will make a significant contribution to the lives of young wheelchair users in the area. 

“The fund will support activities such as wheelchair rugby, coding, campaigning, cooking and much more.” 

Last year, the luxury homebuilder welcomed applications from local charities, community groups and organisations across Glasgow who applied for a share of the fund.  

Louise Dunn, Marketing Manager at CALA Homes (West), said: “Looking through the applications for the community bursary was a moving experience. It really brought home how many amazing charities and organisations are doing incredible things across the city.  

“Whizz-Kidz’s application stood out from the beginning and it’s plain for all to see that the charity provides a vital, life-changing service to its members. We are incredibly proud to be able to support the charity and all its incredible work.“ 

Other successful applicants to benefit from the £5,000 Glasgow community bursary initiative were Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland West Area, Glasgow Riderz in Bellahouston, Building Futures and Hillhead Hockey Club in Jordanhill. 

Glasgow was one of three regions identified by CALA Homes to receive a £5,000 pot across the West of Scotland with a total allocation of £15,000 being given out in the last year. 

Whizz-Kidz is a national charity supporting young wheelchair users throughout the UK.

Its mission is to transform the lives of disabled children by providing the equipment, support and skills they need, when they need them – giving them the chance to develop their confidence and independence to reach their full potential. 

Local charities, schools and good causes across Glasgow could receive a share of £5,000 thanks to the CALA Homes Community Bursary being launched this week (12th February). Now in its second year, the scheme aims to provide support for a wide range of organisations and projects. 

You can apply for a share of the community bursary by downloading an application form from the CALA website at www.cala.co.uk/bursary-glasgow  

The closing deadline for entries is Friday 23 March.

Picture courtesy of Elaine Livingstone.

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