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Gingerbread Group Gets Grant

A NEW Gingerbread Group in Stranraer will get support from a £54,831 grant to the Dumfries and Galloway Group.

The organisation received confirmation of an award of £54,831 from the Community Fund Scotland committee.

Gingerbread is the largest national charity supporting lone parents and their families.

Their objective is to improve the lives of one-parent families by assisting both the adults and children to achieve their full potential. Groups are regularly involved in a range of vocational and non-vocational training, with advice and information sessions on health and family matters. Members also organise lots of fundraising events throughout the year.

In Dumfries and Galloway, the organisation has its office base in Dumfries and works with self-help groups in seven locations across the region.

This latest award will be used to support Gingerbread’s newest groups in Stranraer and Castle-Douglas for the next two years.

Gingerbread’s Group in Stranraer was launched in September, thanks to a start-up grant from Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Wigtown West Area committee.

The grant award will enable lone parents and children in these groups to benefit from mutual support, training which members decide is appropriate to their needs and — just as important — will enable parents and children to have some fun!

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