New Wheels on the Road for Motherwell Furniture Project

Charity’s lottery cash helps furnish homes

by Matt Meade

A St Vincent de Paul furniture project that helps struggling families furnish their homes across Lanarkshire is celebrating an award of £10,000.

The project, based in Motherwell Diocese, has bought a box van following the cash boost from the National Lottery Community Fund.

Project manager Mary Brawley, who applied for the grant, said: “We’re delighted. The new van means our volunteers can continue helping those in need in the area. The work we do is very important, because some of the people we assist have nothing.

“We can only give because we receive kind donations of things like beds, sofas, tables, chairs and white goods. They then get delivered to those who need them.”

Volunteers (pictured) from the Catholic charity joined together recently to celebrate the grant at its base in Netherton Industrial Estate, Wishaw.

Fellow project manager James McCluskey, said: “A new and reliable van means we can keep delivery and uplifts of furniture going which will benefit the many people we help.”

The National Lottery Community Fund announced over £12 million to 311 Scottish groups on Thursday (9th July).

The National Lottery Community Fund’s Scotland Chair, Kate Still, said: “These awards, made possible by National Lottery players, recognise the incredible work happening across Scotland to create stronger, more connected communities.

“They can be proud to know that money they raise by buying tickets is continuing to make such a difference.”

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