Cala Homes (North) funds SensationALL

Mike Naysmith, Managing Director at CALA Homes (North) presents the cheque to the Monday Mayhem club.
Mike Naysmith, Managing Director at CALA Homes (North) presents the cheque to the Monday Mayhem club.

CALA Homes (North) has donated £1,000 to SensationALL to fund the centre’s ‘Monday Mayhem’ morning sessions for adults with learning and physical disabilities in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

The local charity, based in Westhill, was awarded the sum as part of the housebuilder’s £10,000 community bursary scheme.

The scheme was launched last year to mark 140 years since the company was established as the City of Aberdeen Land Association.

The Monday morning sessions help attendees to develop life and social skills, promoting independence.

The donation has been put towards the running costs of the sessions, ensuring that the service can be continued.

Mike Naysmith, managing director at CALA Homes (North), visited SensationALL to officially present the £1,000 cheque to the charity and see a Monday Mayhem session in action.

He said: “SensationALL do fantastic work in our local community and offer support for so many families.

“It was an absolute pleasure to attend one of the sessions our donation is helping to provide and meet some of the people who benefit from them.”

SensationALL was formed in 2012 by Susan Kay and Susan Strachan, who both have children with support needs.

Commenting on the award, Adele Lindsay, service development coordinator at SensationALL, said: “A number of day centres in the area which offered support to people with MSN have sadly closed, leaving the third sector under pressure to fill the gap they’ve left behind.

“CALA Homes’ donation will help us continue to offer our Monday morning sessions – we’d like to thank them for their support.”