COMMUNITY project Westside Football and Recreation Club on Lewis has received £3,000 from the STV Appeal 2012
The STV Appeal is a major charitable organisation launched by STV and The Hunter Foundation, set up to raise funds for children affected by poverty in Scotland and to stimulate public debate on the issue.
In 2011, 2012 and again in 2013, the Scottish Government committed to match funds up to one million pounds of the total amount raised.
Westside Football and Recreation Club is a member of the Lewis and Harris Football Association, which is affiliated to the Scottish Amateur Football Association.
The Club’s ‘Development Scheme’ – for which the STV cash will be used for – aims to develop children’s mental, physical and social skills in a fun learning environment.
It incorporates a range of physical activities, as well as group discussions highlighting the importance of good behaviour, positive attitude and showing respect to adults and peers.
Children are encouraged to participate in all tasks with enthusiasm, striving to achieve their full potential.
Iain Macdonald, who runs the Development Scheme, said: “We as a Club are delighted that our Development Scheme has been selected to receive this fantastic award.
“The award will enable us to purchase equipment and teaching resources which will help to develop our children’s skills and techniques.
“By having a varied selection of equipment and resources, the children will have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities where they can experience a sense of achievement in a fun learning environment,” he added.