Glasgow students event supported by housebuilder

Four students from Glasgow have received a cash boost from a leading housebuilder to help run a centenary celebration for Erskine.

Kirsty Tait, Nicola Samson, Emma Somers, and Kirstin Marshall students at Glasgow Caledonian University have received a £250 donation from Persimmon Homes West Scotland’s Community Champions scheme to help support their centenary event.

As part of their course in Event Delivery and Management the four students have organised the event in aid of Erskine, the leading care organisation for ex-Service men and women in Scotland.


Doug Law, managing director at Persimmon Homes West Scotland, said the Community Champions initiative was a way of supporting people across every city, town and village where the company works.

Through the housebuilder’s Community Champion scheme, £24,000 in total will be donated to local groups and charities by Persimmon Homes West Scotland by March 2016.

Groups and charities who have already worked hard to raise money themselves can apply for match-funding of up to £1,000.

The Scottish themed cabaret evening will take place at Sloan’s Grand Ballroom in Glasgow, on March 13.  Tickets for the “Bring Yir Kilt” event, which has a line-up including comedians, live music and dance, can be purchased online.