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Care & Community Fund

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At Urquharts it’s very important for us to be part of our community and find ways to give back. In the backdrop of COVID-19 when we weren't able to attend events & give sponsorship, our Optometrist weren't be able to go to schools, community groups or guilds to do talks – and so we’ve been looking for new ways to support people in Ayrshire. That’s why we’ve created the Urquharts ‘Care & Community’ fund, based on one of our key values. Every second month of the year we’ll have up to £1000 available for local groups and charities, which will be awarded based on the application below.

Apply to our Care & Community Fund now...

To apply for funding please download our digital application & once completed email to Applications are open at the beginning of the month and funding will be awarded by months end.

Who we’ve helped...

Vics in the Community

Vics in the Community work to provide completely free activities to children in the area, so no family is excluded. Their aim is to keep kids in their community active, healthy, to maintain good mental health and to reduce isolation - we’re proud to be able to support them in this way. We presented Andrew, Development Manager for the charity and Marna, Wellbeing Co-ordinator with our Urquharts cheque for £700.

Symington Community Projects

The remainder of our July funding went to Symington Community Hall to help towards a project improving their outdoor space for their members and local groups to use.

Break the Silence

Our Care & Community Funding for August went to Ayrshire charity Break the Silence. Break the Silence works to support survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse - they provide counselling, therapy, group sessions, art & music classes and much more. While a difficult subject to approach, our team felt very moved by the work they do. All their services are currently virtual, but we got the chance to visit their Kilmarnock premises and tour the facilities. We’re humbled to able to help the charity in this way - our funding was also topped up by a donation from one of our lovely patients, so we were able to give £1050 to Break the Silence.

Ayrshire Hospice

We’re delighted to announce our September funding went to the Ayrshire Hospice, a cause close to many people’s hearts. Our donation was used for reading materials on loss and grieving for all new clinical staff.

Troon Football Club

We’re delighted to have supported Troon Football Club with our
Care & Community Fund for November. The funding will help with
the club’s Youth Academy and their new pitch for local clubs
& groups to use as well.

Baby to Teen – Night Before Christmas Campaign

Our funding for December was awarded to Baby to Teen for their Night Before Christmas campaign. The Ayrshire charity work so hard at this time of year, ensuring the families most in need get help & support to make Christmas a special time for everyone. We’re delighted to be able to support them in this campaign this year.

Can we help you?

Get in touch if you have an opportunity for us to come and talk to your group, or let us know how we could support your event.

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