Busy year for Crimond Charitable Trust

Construction starts in Crimond.
Construction starts in Crimond.

Crimond Charitable Trust has spent 2013 making progress towards its goal of developing a new medical and community facility in Crimond.

The Trust wants to replace the current aging facility in Crimond with a larger state-of-the-art facility which will include a wider range of medical services in addition to community facilities.

The new Crimond medical and community centre will serve the local community and additionally is planned to provide for local businesses, providing easy access to occupational health services. The Trust is also confident that that the new centre will provide a vital boost to the local economy and community by creating employment and a home for community groups.

The efforts of Crimond Charitable Trust to bring this exciting development to Crimond began in 2007 when a two acre site on the outskirts of the village was donated to the Trust by Score. The Trust then began to negotiate the long and complex planning process before finally securing permission to proceed with the construction project.

At the end of 2012 access was created to the site and this has been followed by extensive groundworks during the early part of 2013. During this December work has started on erecting the steel frame which will form the skeleton of the facility and the Trust expects to see steady advance in the construction over the coming months. As the erection of the first steelwork has coincided with the festive season the Trust has decided to decorate the steelwork with Christmas lights so that everyone can share in their excitement at the progress being made.

The Crimond Charitable Trust is seeking further contributions towards the construction of the centre from individuals, groups, organisations or companies. Those offering donations can contribute to the main construction costs or to specific parts of the project such as the sensory garden, fitness gym or community room. If you want to discuss contributing to a project within the centre then please contact Joanna Dunbar on 01779 480000 or by email to Joanna.dunbar@score-group.com.

Contributions may be made either by cheque made payable to Crimond Charitable Trust or by BACS transfer with account details also available from Joanna Dunbar.

Crimond Charitable Trust wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, hoping you enjoy the Christmas lights display and support the Trust’s work in 2014.