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Melville staff raise funds for local day centre

In normal times, the day care centre is open seven days a week, providing a full day care service for up to 140 elderly people. 

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Staff from Melville Housing Association have gone the extra mile to raise £900 for local charity St David’s Bradbury Day Centre.

Based in Newtongrange, St David’s is a voluntary organisation dedicated to the care of older people and has been Melville staff’s chosen charity throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

St David’s Karen Murdoch said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to the team at Melville Housing Association for raising such a fantastic amount. We rely on donations like this to put together our yearly programme of trips and activities that our service users enjoy so much.

“It has been a difficult year for us, just like it has been for so many people, but we’ll be opening up again very soon and this donation will allow us to make up for lost time and plan some really exciting days out. We can’t thank Melville enough!”

Melville’s Finance & Corporate Services Office, Iain Ross said: “Karen and the whole team at St David’s provide an invaluable service for local communities.

“Fundraising has been a bit trickier over the past year, but staff pulled out all the stops and we are all delighted that the money raised is going to such a worthwhile cause.”

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