Housing developer gives £1,500 boost to North Ayrshire community group
Community group Pennyburn Regeneration Youth Development Enterprise (PRYDE) which runs The Playz community centre in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, has received a £1,500 boost from Lovell.
The donation was a thank-you from the housing developer to people in the area for their help and support throughout the company’s construction of a major housing regeneration development for Irvine Housing Association at the Pennyburn estate, Kilwinning.
Twenty-two energy-efficient new homes for social rent built by Lovell opened this summer at the estate, replacing 48 flats previously on the site.
The community donation has been used by PRYDE to help fund its busy summer programme of children’s and family activities in which 3,000 local people took part this year. The boost for PRYDE came about through Lovell’s partnership with Irvine Housing Association which is a strong supporter of the charity’s work.
“We had fantastic support from the local community during the project at Pennyburn and wanted to thank everyone for their patience and cooperation during the construction work,” said Lovell regional director Alan Taylor. “The money is part of our Lovell Legacy commitment by which we give back to people in the wider community in places where we carry out projects. We know how much The Playz is valued locally and are thrilled to have been able to help support PRYDE’s work.”