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Glasgow tots given play-time boost by Lovell

Lovell has given a major funding boost to the Upstairs Kids Klub in Cambuslang, helping to fund a new storage facility in the nursery’s outdoor play area.

Youngsters in Cambuslang, Glasgow, donned mini-hard hats to take delivery of a £700 cheque donated by Lovell and our subcontractors to fund a new storage facility for their outdoor play area.

We recently finished work on a large-scale refurbishment programme to transform the multi-storey block of flats at Kyle Court, which is just next door to the nursery on Cambuslang’s Main Street.

The work, including repairs to outer walls and installation of an insulated render system, is part of South Lanarkshire Council’s HomeHappening programme of investment for council homes across the area. It has helped lower residents’ fuel costs by increasing the building’s energy efficiency rating.

During the refurbishment, we held special safety talks and competitions for the nursery children. The youngsters even had the opportunity to design safety-themed posters which were displayed on site.

Upstairs Kids Klub manager, Annemarie Jack, said: “Before the refurbishment work began we were concerned about the possible disruption. However, this has been a very positive experience overall for all of us and the children have gained important knowledge and life skills. Lovell resident liaison manager Ness Stewart played a major role in this, working closely with us and organising fun learning activities for the children which helped them think about their own safety.

“We’re very grateful for the support from Ness and the Lovell team, including this generous donation which will go towards providing a new storage facility for our outdoor play area.”

Sarah Freel, Lovell’s regional partnerships director, said: “Having had fantastic co-operation and understanding from the nursery and from parents, we all wanted to say thank you and to leave behind something of lasting benefit through our Lovell Legacy programme.

“We believe in extending the positive effects of our work in communities as widely as possible and we’re always keen to help children and young people learn more about construction and increase their safety awareness.”

Subcontractors who contributed to the donation included scaffolding specialist SGB; roofing company McConnells; insulation installer Dormar; window specialist CMS; concrete repairs company CRL; and digital TV aerial and satellite system installer SCI.