A STIRLING charity has started the year on a high note after receiving funding from Ross and Liddell’s Community Bursary for new musical instruments.
PLUS (Forth Valley) Ltd run activities and events for young people with disabilities and applied to the scheme as it wanted to expand its range of musical equipment.
The charity works with 240 families across Forth Valley to provide activities for young people of all ages, while offering parents a short break.
Susan Fullerton, chief executive of PLUS, said: “Musical instruments can have such a positive effect on young people with disabilities which is why we have been so keen to add to our current equipment.
“We are a very family and member focused charity and the services we deliver are steered by our young people and their parents. We provide a vital lifeline for families and we want to ensure we are supporting and delivering the best possible service we can.
“The support from Ross and Liddell is fantastic, we are very grateful for the funding and we can’t wait for our young people to get their hands on the instruments and make some music.”
Now in its fourth year, the Community Bursary Scheme was launched to provide support to organisations that make a vital difference in their community.
Irene Devenny, Managing Director of Ross and Liddell, said: “Each year we are thrilled at the amount of applications we receive but it does make it harder when deciding who to give funding to.
“PLUS is a charity providing a vital service to families across the area which is why it’s so important that this work is supported. We are delighted that our donation will go towards musical instruments for the young people. I’m sure they will thoroughly enjoy making music together.”
For more information about PLUS please visit www.plus-stirling.org.uk