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Langstane makes donation to Moray Fresh Start

Langstane staff donate to charity that helps people leaving homeless accommodation.

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Staff at Langstane Housing Association were recently given the opportunity to nominate a charity to receive Langstane’s Christmas donation in lieu of sending traditional cards. The successful charity this year was Moray Fresh Start based in Elgin.

Moray Fresh Start provides starter packs to many new tenants leaving homeless accommodation. The packs include bedding, curtains, dishcloths, toaster, kettle, cutlery, right down to cleaning materials – all the things that are needed when a new tenancy starts to make the property a home but perhaps the things that those in a new tenancy cannot easily afford at a time when there are considerable pressures on their finances.

Mary Nelson, Convenor of Moray Fresh Start, said:

“How delighted we were to know we will benefit from Langstane Housing Association’s decision not to send traditional Christmas cards in 2016. This donation of £300 will help us to buy the items that have to be new for our clients who are moving into new tenancies.”

Helen Gauld, Chief Executive at Langstane Housing Association, said:

“Again in 2016, we received a number of nominations from staff that are all worthy of support. It is disappointing that we have to pick only one. However, we are delighted that Moray Fresh Start was chosen. It provides an essential service to tenants who are just starting out.”                       

Pictured: From left to right – Langstane Housing Association Chief Executive Helen Gauld, Moray Fresh Start Chairperson Mrs Catherine Green, Moray Fresh Start Convenor Mrs Mary Nelson and Langstane Housing Association Housing Services Officer Laura Gavin.