Melville staff raise £900 for Midlothian day centre



Staff from Melville Housing Association have gone the extra mile to raise £900 for local Midlothian charity St David’s Bradbury Day Centre to help pay for day trips and activities.

(from left) Mary Monteith of Melville Housing, Karen Murdoch from St David’s Bradbury Day Centre and Melville’s Iain Ross

Based in Newtongrange, St David’s is a voluntary organisation dedicated to the care of older people and has been Melville staff’s chosen charity throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to the team at Melville Housing Association for raising such a fantastic amount,” said St David’s Karen Murdoch. “We rely on donations like this to put together our yearly programme of trips and activities that our service users enjoy so much. It has been a difficult year for us, just like it has been for so many people, but we’ll be opening up again very soon and this donation will allow us to make up for lost time and plan some really exciting days out. We can’t thank Melville enough!”

“Karen and the whole team at St David’s provide an invaluable service for local communities,” said Melville’s Iain Ross. “Fundraising has been a bit trickier over the past year but staff pulled out all the stops and we are all delighted that the money raised is going to such a worthwhile cause.”

In normal times St David’s is the only day centre in Midlothian open seven days a week providing a full day care service for up to 140 elderly people. It also provides daytime support and respite for carers.



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