One of the oldest football clubs in the south of Scotland is kicking off the New Year with an extra boost, thanks to the generosity of Banks Renewables.
Formed in 1879, St Cuthbert Wanderers Football Club has received a £1000 donation via the Banks Community Fund to provide its team with a range of equipment, vital for its training.
Competing in the Dumfries and Galloway Youth League, the club has a total of six teams made up of 90 children between the ages of eight and 15, who are all set to benefit from the gift.
David Mclachan, chairman of St Cuthbert Wanderers FC, said: “We are extremely thankful for the support of Banks Renewables as their donation will give our club a real boost.
“The football club truly is at the heart of the local community giving kids from all backgrounds the opportunity to get fit, learn new skills and above all, learn to work as part of a team.”
The Banks Community Fund has so far granted £2.6m to projects demonstrating a community-wide public benefit.
Colin Anderson, development director at Banks Renewables, said: “We’re really pleased to support this club in its objectives to bring the community together and support youngsters.
“As a long established club with strong community values it is exactly the type of organisation that can benefit from the tangible, positive outcomes we expect to deliver as part of the Knockendurrick Wind Farm community partnership, should it be approved.
“Our aim for each of our wind farm developments is that they have a positive long term impact in terms of the local communities who host our developments, their environment and the local economy and we believe that if approved, the Knockendurrick proposal will achieve this.”