Trust celebrates 50 years of community spirit at golden anniversary

Trust celebrates 50 years of community spirit at golden anniversary

Celebrating half a century of community-driven initiatives, Trust Housing Association has marked its 50th anniversary this October.

Established in 1973 from philanthropic roots, Trust embarked on its journey with its first property development in Bearsden, Glasgow. Today, it stands as a contemporary social landlord, managing over 3,600 homes throughout Scotland.

The golden anniversary has been a vibrant affair, with staff and residents collaboratively planning over 70 celebratory events. These gatherings, especially meaningful following pandemic-induced isolation, have reignited community spirit, featuring singing, dancing, traditional pipers, and delectable feasts.

Annie, from the North Church Street Development, said: “We held our 50th year Trust party celebrations on Saturday 2nd of September. I have lived at the development for 6 years and I really enjoy living here.

“The afternoon was a great success. The sun shone, the piper played, and the dancers entertained us with Scottish country dancing. The food was delicious, and tenants, families and friends came.

“We have a great sense of community within and outside our development. We can’t wait for another reason to celebrate. I feel part of something very special.”

Rhona McLeod, chief executive of Trust, commented: “So far, I have attended several events, and it has been an absolute joy to catch up with so many customers and colleagues.

“We’ve been sent lots of pictures already from developments which really highlight the culture of Trust and our fantastic tenant communities.

“It’s fantastic to think that we have been doing this for the past five decades, and this year we wanted to make sure that our birthday was marked with special celebrations.”

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