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Awards for All Scotland

supports the Extension



Firstly a Big Thank You to all who have supported Our Extension Project over the last year through making financial pledges, giving donations, supporting fundraising activities and contributing external grants.

Construction work continues to make good and steady progress with the project now over 60% complete and on programme to achieve completion by the beginning of April.

Internally wall partition framing and electrical, plumbing and mechanical ‘first fix’ works are substantially complete and timber flooring works has commenced. The Audio/Visual installation ‘first fix’ cabling has also been installed directly by the Kirk’s own electrician.

Externally work on the roof slating and flashings is complete, all windows and external doors have been installed, soffits and fascias constructed, blockwork walling built and timber cladding affixed.

Internally in the coming weeks the steel stairs and lift will be installed, the sheeting of the internal walls and partitions will commence and the electrical, plumbing and mechanical ‘second fix’ works will get under way. At the same time externally the scaffold will be removed, the window cills will be installed and the external wall rendering will be completed.

Fundraising has continued apace with the Pennies Collection, Easy Fundraising, Buy a Slate, Christmas Crafts and Sweets and the £10Challenge raising £ 328, £288, £1,049, £ 1,630 and £ 6,146 respectively by the end of 2014. Grateful thanks are due to all who supported and contributed to each of these particular fundraising activities and the many others undertaken during 2014 which enabled the set fundraising target of £ 25,000 for the year to be achieved.

Your continued financial support of the Extension Project during each of the next three years until such time as our Church of Scotland supporting loan is paid off is encouraged.

Any additional fundraising ideas which would assist in this respect would be welcomed.

As can been seen, the extension building work is well under way and is on schedule to be completed in the spring.

The latest grant received is from the National Lottery’s “Awards for All Scotland” and is £10,000 towards the provision of the disabled facilities included in the extension.    The full list of grant pledged by external bodies is:

Awards for All (Scotland)

The Joseph Rank Trust

The All Churches Trust

Smith Skips Ltd (Landfill Tax Credit)

The Baird Trust

The Presbytery of Greenock & Paisley

The Ferguson Bequest

Renfrewshire Council Local Area Committee

The Garfield Weston Foundation

The Robertson Trust

The General Trustees of the Church of Scotland

The Robin Barr Charitable Trust

The Hugh Fraser Foundation



Gift aid manadates back to Elaine Rowan at 40 Hillfoot, Houston. PA6 7NS , Standing orders can be forwarded by the individual to their bank or send to Elaine at the above addresss and she will hand it into the relevant bank.


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