Local charity, Lochside Mission and Outreach were very thankful to James Frew Ltd who were quick to respond and act on a request to replace a new kitchen area.
Lochside Mission and Outreach, who are based in South Ayrshire, used the power of social media to post a plea to anyone who could replace a kitchen, or if any local business would be willing to donate cabinets or sponsor the purchase to help renovate their foodbank area. Margaret Anderson, a tenant from South Ayrshire highlighted the post to David Burns, the Head of Housing & Facilities for South Ayrshire Council who then forwarded the request to James Frew Ltd. Within days of the request, a survey was completed and all plumbing, electrical, plastering and joinery work was successfully achieved in one afternoon.
Lochside mission and outreach provide support in a variety of services to children, young people and families in Lochside. This summer the St Columba’s church collaborated with South Ayrshire Council to offer children free packed lunches over the seven-week summer holidays gap. Around 80 church members and local people volunteer with the youth project and this project ensured that children who receive free school lunches and breakfasts during the school term is not at risk of going hungry during the summer holidays.
Dylan Harper, Lochside Mission and Outreach Project Leader, said, "Here at Lochside Mission and Outreach we are totally overwhelmed with the generosity of James Frew Ltd, along with their quick professional installation of units to help us renovate our Foodbank and Volunteer Space. As part of the Church of Scotland, we like many congregations across Scotland are striving to impact our communities and serve them with much needed provision - however finances are tight, and it's thanks to generous supporters like James Frew Ltd and South Ayrshire Council that we are able to continue our work"