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Black-tie event in Kirkintilloch raises £1,000

Red carpet glamour made an appearance at a Kirkintilloch retirement housing development as tenants and staff celebrated the people who have made an outstanding contribution to the development.

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The black-tie event took place at the Bield development where HND Photograhy students from New College Lanarkshire were out in force to capture the images of the award winners.

Awards were presented by Provost Una Walker for a number of categories, from the Unsung Heroes Award, which recognises those who have gone out of their way to make Whitehill Court a better place to be, to the Full of Life Award celebrating tenants’ enthusiasm.

Provost Una Walker said: 

“Bringing a bit of glitz and glamour to Whitehill, the awards have been a roaring success, and I’m delighted to have played a supporting role.

“There is an outstanding sense of community here, and I think that was evident tonight.”
The £1,000 raised by the event was donated to the Children’s Hospice Glasgow as determined by Whitehill Court’s Social Committee which created and organised the awards.

Funds were raised through tickets to the event, a raffle and a 10,000 steps a day challenge which staff and tenants completed.

Margaret McEwan, Retirement Housing Manager, said: 

“It’s fantastic to see everyone getting involved in dressing up and getting into the spirit of the awards.

“All of the winners were thoroughly deserved and we’ve all had a lovely time.”

Pictured: Bield tenant Jean Cole.