Earlier this year, Local Heroes wanted to do something special earlier this year and help out a worthy cause to mark the launching of our services in Glasgow.
We identified four great charitable organisations in the city and asked people to vote on which would be best to help.
The four shortlisted community organisations were:
- Glasgow East Women’s Aid
- Move On - Fareshare Glasgow
- Quarriers- Mavisbank Respite Centre
All were more than deserving of winning but after a public vote, Quarriers Mavisbank Respite Centre was chosen as the winner and we travelled to Glasgow to help renovate their bathroom facilities.
Mavisbank offers both residential and short stay facilities for adults with learning difficulties; its incredibly dedicated and caring staff are committed to ensuring independence, personal care and emotional support.
“Quarriers is one of Scotland’s largest social care charities. The Local Heroes opportunity means that the centre can thrive. The people who support can have opportunities they perhaps wouldn’t have had,” Andrew Williamson, Deputy Chief Executive, Quarriers.
Having appropriate, flexible and considerate bathroom facilities on site is crucial for allowing residents to bathe and live as full a life as possible. Lianne Fyfe, project manager at Mavisbank, said winning the competition was more than welcome.
“The Local Heroes opportunity means that the centre can thrive. The people who support can have opportunities they perhaps wouldn’t have had”
“We were just over the moon when we heard we’d got enough votes to win the competition,” said Lianne Fyfe, Project Manager, Mavisbank Respite Service.
“The work that Quarriers do at Mavisbank is amazing, the impact they have on people’s lives in their local community is fantastic, said Mat Moakes, head of Local Heroes.
“I wish we could do more things like this because the impact will last for years and it makes such a really big difference to people’s lives.“