Aberdeen-based gas supplier, Dominion Gas, has boosted Cornerstone's latest fundraising campaign, ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is', with a donation of £1,500.
The ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is' appeal 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.
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 now been secured and the focus is now on raising the necessary funds to begin building.
Lynne Robertson, Director of Finance and Fundraising, said: "We are grateful for all the support Dominion Gas has given to the Home Is Where The Heart Is campaign and this donation is hugely appreciated.
"By joining Cornerstone's Home is where the heart is campaign today you can be sure you are making a real difference to the lives of people with disabilities and other support needs in your community."
Russel Davies, Managing Director for Dominion Gas said "Dominion Gas is already a supporter of Cornerstone and we wanted to offer further help to the organisation by supporting this very worthy initiative. We all take for granted the luxury of having a place of our own and we wanted to help these six individuals secure their own home in an attempt to provide stability for their longer term futures".
There are lots of ways for schools, community groups, corporate organisations and individuals to get involved in the Home Is Where The Heart Is appeal.
To find out more about other ways you can support the campaign contact Vanessa Smith on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01224 256034.