From the 22-26 April Cornerstone are urging the public to donate cash by text message for the Portlethen development as part of its ‘5 Days To Make A Difference’ campaign, which was launched today (Monday, April 22).
It will form part of the ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ appeal, which aims to raise enough money, with additional funding from the Scottish Government, to build six flats which will allow six people with disabilities from the local area to enjoy a home of their own.
The ‘5 Days To Make A Difference’ campaign is asking the public to donate a minimum of just £1 via text message to help reach the overall target of £300,000.
Cornerstone staff will be promoting the campaign at Asda Portlethen where they will be encouraging shoppers to post a note of what ‘home’ means to them and requesting donations.
Anyone wishing to donate to the cause can do so by texting PORT12 followed by the amount they wish to give to 70070 (e.g. PORT12 £1).
Situated in Portlethen, each flat will use the latest technology to allow the people who live there to be supported by Cornerstone staff and feel safe while maintaining a good level of independence. The properties will also be equipped to deal with residents' changing needs.
With the support of Aberdeenshire Council, the land for the flats has been secured, the work has begun and the focus is now on raising the remainder of the funds to complete the project.
Charlene Leith, Cornerstone’s Fundraising Manager, said: “We thought we would try something a little bit different to engage with the public and our ‘Five Days To Make A Difference’ campaign allows everyone the chance to get involved and donate a little something to the development.
“The work on the flats is now well under way but we still have some way to go to meet our fundraising target to ensure the properties are completed.
“We are urging members of the public to pick up their phones and donate just a single pound, or more if they can afford to, and help us reach our goal.”