Caring In Our Community

Every community has many different people in them, and South Edinburgh is no different.

Caring and supporting elderly members of our community is as crucial to us all as helping the younger generation which is why the Cameron Toll Community Fund made donations to two local organisations who play important roles.

Prestonfield Neighbourhood Project, which is just a short walk from Cameron Toll, is a charity organisation, founded by local people focussing on care for the elderly with services that include a lunch club, day care, social groups, and a men’s group.

Linda Wright, the project co-ordinator applied to the Community Fund for help to set up a new initiative called ‘Heat and Eat’ to help address the current issue facing many elderly people – keeping warm and eating hot food.  The funding would be used buy soft blankets which people can use while in the Centre as well as providing hot drinks, soup, and sandwiches for those who attend the project.

Another local facility providing care for the elderly that applied to the Community Fund was Gilmerton Care Home. They were seeking funding to enhance the festive period for their residents with new decorations throughout the home, as well as providing parties and outings throughout the year.

Claire Jefcoate, Centre Manager at Cameron Toll said: “The Prestonfield Neighbourhood Project and Gilmerton Care Home provide such wonderful care and support for some of the elderly members in our community, and we were keen to provide additional funding to help support the services they deliver in what are extremely challenging times.”

Groups and organisations interested in making an application to the Cameron Toll Shopping Centre Community Fund should visit www.camerontoll.co.uk/community-fund/ to download an application form.

Prestonfield Neighbourhood Project
Gilmerton Care Home