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LOCAL MSP AND COUNCILLOR WELCOMES FUNDING FOR KATE’S KITCHEN

Dumfriesshire MSP Elaine Murray and Annandale South Councillor Ronnie Ogilvie have welcomed the announcement that the local organisation “Kate’s Kitchen” has been awarded a grant.

The grant comes from the Bank of Scotland’s community fund which gives grants to good causes in villages, towns and cities across Scotland.  “Kate’s Kitchen” was one of the groups selected to be awarded funding.

“Kate’s Kitchen” is a project run by volunteers in the halls of St Andrew’s Parish Church of Scotland, Annan. The project provides hot meals every Tuesday and Thursday mainly for vulnerable people who find themselves homeless or with health or housing issues. It serves about 25 meals at each sitting and has around 60 regular clients, mainly from the Annan area.  The project also provides support to clients from Dumfries and the neighbouring towns and villages of Annandale and Eskdale.

Commenting on the award, Elaine Murray MSP said:

“This is most welcome news.  Kate’s Kitchen is an excellent project and this grant will help it to continue its important work.   Alongside providing a hot meal, it provides its users with someone to talk to, which is just as important.  I congratulate them on this grant and wish them all the success in the future.”

Councillor Ronnie Ogilvie added:

“Local people really appreciate the work that Kate’s Kitchen does for our community.  This funding is due reward for the excellent service they provide.”

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