The team, working at the Women’s National Facility at nearby Cornton Vale, are committed to using their expertise to help small charities, particularly with the Covid-19 pandemic having such a significant impact on their activities.
They were happy to lend to a hand when contacted by Katie’s Cradle, an organisation that acts both as animal sanctuary and by providing animal mentoring, particularly using horses, to assist individuals to benefit mental health and wellbeing.
In order to help the charity maintain and expand its activities, Morrison and GDL were able to install new field drains and trenches, forming hard standings for caravans and storage areas and building a haul road to enable horses to move safely into adjacent fields. Jarvie additionally supplied a new welfare unit for the volunteers and users of the facilities.
Sharon Taylor, founder of Katie’s Cradle, said: ‘’We can't thank Morrison Construction, GDL and Jarvie enough. Our grounds had been a challenge to manoeuvre around as they can be extremely slippy, but after the work done, we can now safely manage around those areas. This also allows us to have clients safely in the areas which is very beneficial if the weather is bad.
“We are in absolute awe of the assistance provided to us and the positive impact this will have on clients who need our service more than ever during the pandemic.’’
Caitlin Quinn, Communities and Social Impact Manager for Morrison Construction Building Central, commented: “In this current climate where it is becoming increasingly difficult to secure funding, we know that this work is a massive contribution that will help sustain this charity and the groups that it works with for years to come.
“We have also used our connections within our industry to make introductions for Katie's Cradle to education and restorative justice contacts. This allows this charity to reach a wider cohort of people in need and continue to make a difference.”