Developers to donate £9250 to East Renfrewshire Good Causes

Maidenhill developers will give �9,250 to East Renfrewshire Good Causes. (Photo: Sandy Young Photography)
Maidenhill developers will give �9,250 to East Renfrewshire Good Causes. (Photo: Sandy Young Photography)

The team behind Maidenhill has laid the foundations of a new partnership with an East Renfrewshire charity.

Homebuilders CALA Homes (West) and Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, have pledged a series of donations to East Renfrewshire Good Causes for the duration of the first phase of building works at the new development.

For each of the first 185 homes reserved within the new community, a £50 donation will be made to the charity – making a total of £9,250.

East Renfrewshire Good Causes, run by Russell MacMillan. of Newton Mearns, has helped thousands of locals since it started in 2007.

The charity was originally set up so that Russell could raise the money to ‘repay’ the £70,000 cost of a life-saving double transplant he received in 2007, but has continued beyond to raise and donate more than £356,260 within the area, in addition to products and services which equate to the same value again – helping upwards of 1,800 residents.

Liana Canavan, sales and marketing director for CALA Homes, said: “It means a lot to be able to give back to the local area in which our new community is going to be based.”

Audrey Ross, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, added: “By donating a guaranteed amount for every home reserved throughout the first phase of the build, it means that those who decide to live within our new community will have given much-needed help to their neighbours, even before moving in.”

Russell commented: “I’m thrilled to call the team at Maidenhill partners of the charity.

The money raised will go towards a number of causes across the region, whether it’s helping the homeless, or local families struggling to make ends meet.”