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HHP supports charities

Chosen charities are Western Isles Association for Mental Health and the Andrew Macleod Memorial Fund.

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The Staff Social Committee at Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) was proud to hand over two £500 cheques recently to two charities.

During the year, the HHP staff raise funds for local charities by hosting dress down days, monthly raffles etc. The fundraising is organised by the Staff Social Committee. At the end of the year, two local charities are chosen to receive the funds raised.

HHP works with partners to contribute to the economic well-being of communities throughout the Outer Hebrides as far as their resources allow. Its chosen charities this year are the Western Isles Association for Mental Health and the Andrew Macleod Memorial Fund which is part of the CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) National Charity.

The Western Isles Association for Mental Health seeks to promote the mental health and well-being of members of the community. it offers support to people experiencing mental ill health by encouragement and support in their journeys of recovery. It offers a drop-in centre which sees 5,000 annual visits.

The Andrew Macleod Memorial fund was set up by his family to help CRY reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac deaths by supporting their screening programme. The aim is to fund the screening of young people within the local community.

The cheques were presented by HHP Corporate Resources Manager Angus Smith to Del Gunn of the Western Isles Association for Mental Health and Murdo Macleod of the Andrew Macleod Memorial Fund.