Melville donates £2,800 to good causes

Thursday December 16th 2021


(left to right): Alistair Rogers Edinburgh and Lothian Trust Fund, Philip Meldrum Dalkeith Storehouse, Jane Burnett Melville Housing, Andrew Collinge Melville Housing, Sharon Hill Mayfield Pantry, and Les Dalglish Penicuik Foodbank.

Written by Midlothian View Reporter, Luke Jackson

With times tough as the country continues to battle the ongoing pandemic, Dalkeith-based Melville Housing Association has made donations totalling £2,800 to charities that help struggling households.

Seven organisations, spread across Midlothian and beyond, have each received cheques for £400 to help with their work tackling poverty over the busy festive period; they are Aberlour Child Care Trust, Dalkeith Storehouse, Edinburgh and Lothian Trust Fund (ELTF), Mayfield Pantry, Gorebridge-based Midlothian Foodbank, Newbattle Storehouse and Penicuik Foodbank.

“An enormous thank you to Melville for the £400 donation we recently received,” said Abby Parkhurst from Aberlour Child Care Trust. “Since the end of the furlough scheme and the uplift to Universal Credit, applications to our urgent Assistance Fund have been steadily increasing. Melville’s donation will go directly to the families who need it most this winter.”

“All of these charities provide invaluable help to the communities we serve and we’re delighted to be able to help out in some small way,” said Melville Housing Manager Jane Burnett. “It’s going to be a long hard winter for a lot of people but there is support available. Any Melville tenant who is struggling should contact us and if we can’t help directly we will point them in the direction of an organisation that can.”

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