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Community Charities supported by Crerar Hotels

Canine Partners - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £20,000
This grant will be used in support of Finola and her canine partner Orbit. The demand for assistance dogs increases year on year so Canine Partners are looking ahead with much optimism to work hard to train and match even more special dogs with people who need them.  Visit Canine Partners website.

Argyll Couple Counselling - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £4,510 + £4,510 in May 13
Couple Counselling Argyll is one of fourteen local counselling services forming Relationships Scotland. We have been offering confidential advice throughout Argyll & the islands for over twenty years. Visit Argyll Couple Counselling website. 

Ballachulish Community Association - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £2,550
Funding granted for renovation of the village hall. 

The Food Train Limited - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £9,000
Food Train provides a range of services, delivered by volunteers, to older people in Scotland including grocery shopping home deliveries, household support services and befriending services. Visit Food Train website.

Mull and Iona Pipe Band - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £3,000

Oban Pipe Band - Crerar Hotel has donated £3,450
Donation to renew drums and outfits.

Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre Perth & Kinross - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £3,089 Visit RSACPK's Website

Oban Phoenix Cinema - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £30,107Oban Phoenix Cinema was closed in 2010, depriving this community of a vital source of entertainment, and more importantly a place for locals of all ages to come together. Crerar Hotels Trust has pledged over £30,000 to this worth while cause, and is dedicated to witnessing the revival of the Phoenix Cinema. Visit Oban Phoenix Cinema's website.

Bethany Christian Trust - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £16,500 + £5,000 in May
Bethany Christian Trust is a registered charity based in Scotland which exists to help homeless and vulnerable people. Visit Bethany Christain Trust's website

The Roses Charitable Trust - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £62,020.
The Roses Charitable Trust works with people who are from urban and rural areas in which there are particularly acute issues of deprivation and social exclusion. They are in need of self-esteem building and respite. Young carers are a specific group who we aim to help but we also work with young people from challenging home environments.

Camphill Blair Drummond Ltd - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £10,000 + £5,000 in May

Camphill Blair Drummond is a warm and welcoming community which provides homes and meaningful daily activities for people with learning disabilities.Visit Camphill Blair Drummond ltd's website.


Home Start Lorn- Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £35,560 in total

Home Start Lorne visits families with at least one child under five in their homes. All volunteers are parents themselves and so understand the stresses and strains which can be involved in being a parent to young children. The Charity is 35 years old and operates over 300 schemes throughout the UK. Home Start Lorn has more than 50 volunteers locally are helping to support almost 300 families in the Lorn area. Visit Home Start Lorn's website.

Development Coll - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £15,000.
Development Coll is a community company limited by guarantee with charitable status. The company was formed in April 2006 in order to fulfil the needs of the Island of Coll as set out in the development plan which was drawn up following Community Consultation in 2005.Visit Development Coll's website

Home-Start mid Argyll, Jura, Islay & Kintyre - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £15,000.
Home-Start is a national charity with schemes in hundreds of local communities. They recruit and train volunteers to help families with young children. Their volunteers, who know about being a parent, support other parents by visiting them in their own homes for a couple of hours each week. Visit Home Start's website

L'Arche Limited - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £63,000.
L'Arche offers a way of life to people with learning disabilities, in which they live together in small, family-style homes, or are supported to live in their own homes, sharing daily tasks, meals, leisure, problems, pleasures and celebrations.Visit L'Arche Limited website.

The Fire Fighters Charity - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £2,000.
The Fire Fighters Charity provides rehabilitation, therapy, recuperative breaks, sheltered housing, children & family focussed therapy, and beneficiary support servises to Britain's serving and retired fire fighters, their dependants and non-uniformed personnel. Visit The Fire Fighters Charity website.

Angus Women's Aid - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £2,000.
Angus Women's Aid provides support information and support, as well as temporary safe accommodation, for women and children in Angus who have experienced domestic abuse. The charity also provides training for other professionals to raise awareness of the issues surrounding domestic abuse. Visit Angus Women's Aid website.

Islay & Jura Community Enterprises Limited - Crerar Hotel Trust donated £11,000.
The Islay & Jura community enterprises aims to promote education among the residents of Islay and Jura through the provision of training in the skills of life-saving and resuscitation, provide relief for residents who suffer from mental and/or physical disability through the provision of therapy within a swimming pool environment and to provide a centre where residents can become comfortable and confident in their swimming ability. The charity gives back to the community in so many ways and epitomises the emphasis that Crerar Hotels Trust puts on community. Visit Islay & Jura Community's Website

Prince's Trust - Crerar Hotel Trust donated £35,500.
We give practical and financial support, developing key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation. We work with 13 to 30-year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law. We have helped more than 600,000 young people since 1976 and support 100 more each working day. More than three in four young people we helped last year moved into work, education or training. Visit Prince's Trust website.

Guide Dogs for the Blind - Crerar Hotel Trust donated £7,500.
We provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. We also campaign for the rights of people with visual impairment, educate the public about eye care and fund eye disease research. We campaign alongside visually-impaired people for rights that most sighted people take for granted. These include access to services and transport, freedom of mobility, and provision of better rehabilitation services. Visit Guide Digs for the Blind website.

Crossroads Ayrshire - Crerar Hotel Trust donated £52,125.
This charity in South Ayrshire was started 25 years ago by the Soroptimists Club in Ayr. From a very small beginning we have gradually expanded and thanks to dedicated staff and volunteers we are now a major provider of support to Carers in South Ayrshire. Although affiliated to Crossroads Caring Scotland we are an independently registered Scottish Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee managed by a local voluntary Management Committee. Visit Crossroads Ayrshire Website.

Relate Argyll - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £10,000.
Relate Argyll is a branch of Relate Scotland, an organisation with over 20 years experience in offering confidential advice to people experiencing problems in their relationships. The Counsellors at Relate Argyll help couples to understand their problems and how to change things for the better, assisting in a successful and happy relationship for the future. Visit Relate Argyll's website.

Clothing Solutions - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £10,000.
Clothing Solutions is a registered charity dedicated to offering solutions for clothing and dressing issues for disabled people. These issues relate to size, shape, access and fastenings, fabric technology and care. The charity also offer related information and advice. Visit Clothing Solutions website.

Contact the Elderly - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £22,700..
This charity work with elderly people over the age of 75 who are living on their own. Contact the Elderly help people to get out more and provide companionship. They provide groups where these people can come, once a month, and spend time with other people. This gives elderly people not only a place to go, but also the opportunity to meet new friends. Visit Contact the Elderly, Inverness website.

Glenurquhart Day Centre - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £22,700.

Glenurquhart Day Centre offers a range of services for older adults including day care, a respite room and clinical room. Other services offered include access to Primary Healthcare including chiropody, physiotherapy, Social Care Services and Personal Care including hardressing and beauty treatments.Visit Glenurquhart Day Centre's Website.

The Holiday Project - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £11,184.
The Holiday Project is a charity based in East Ayrshire helping local people to book and save for their holidays. The Project began 12 years ago and has expanded and improved to the present day. The Holiday Project provide caravan holidays at dramatically cheaper prices than commercial operators, creating break-away opportunities for those who otherwise could not meet the expense. Visit Holiday Project's website.

Inverness Presbytery - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £20,000.
The Inverness Presbytery focusses on addressing the unmet social, housing, health and employability concerns of the homeless in Inverness. The service was a collaborative effort between faith based groups and organisations, voluntary agencies and individuals. The service provides support and accommodation to those in need of it the most, in particular during the harsh winter months, and aims to not only get peolple of the streets for a night, but to help them get back on their feet too.Visit Inverness Presbytery's website.

Lochaber Rural Education Trust - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £10,000.
The Lochaber Rural Education Trust (LRET) is an Educational Centre where locals volunteer, striving to preserve the area's heritage and educate people on the beautiful surroundings. The LRET aims to expand the sparse facilities currently available in Lochaber which will benefit people of all ages, either locals or visitors. Visit Lochaber Rural Education Trust's website.

The Northern Meeting Piping Committee - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £6,000.
The NMP competitions are now the most prestigious piping competitions in the world. Pipers taking part in the annual competition come from all over the globe; USA, Canada, Australia and Europe. Visit The Northern Meeting Piping Committee website.

Oban & Lorn Riding for Disabled Group - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £10,500.
Through horse riding, and other equestrian related activities, Oban & Lorn Riding for the Disabled Group help to improve the lives of many people disabilities. Both children and adults are encouraged to take part in an effort to improve their physical health as well as their happiness. Visit Oban & Lorn Riding for Disabled Group's website.

Oban Mountain Rescue Team - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £30,000.
Oban Mountain Rescue has a team of 29 members, all unpaid and dedicated to the safety and recovery of the people in the upland areas of North Argyll, Bridge of Orchy and thr Islands of Mull and Jura. Visit Oban Mountain Rescue Team's website.

Project Ability Limited - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £5,000.
Established in 1984, Project Ability is ine of Scotland's leading specialist arts organisations. The Project work with people of all ages with learning disabilities, health problems and others who find it difficult to access mainstream activities. Visit Project Ability Limited website.

RNID - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £5,000.
RNID is the largest charity representing the nine million deaf and hard of hearing people living throughout the UK. The organisation provide high quality care and support including residential care, supported housing and community and outreach services. Visit RNID's website.

Scottish Christian Alliance Limited - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £41,476.
The Scottish Christian Alliance (SCA) is a charity based in Glenrothes and Glasgow who aim to help vulnerable people, often those who are homeless. The SCCA mentor these people untill they feel able to move forward in their lives and take up new challenges; the Charity's ultimate view is that an individual's rights are paramount. Visit Scottish Christian Alliance Limited's website.

Shelter Scotland - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £4,500.
Shelter Scotland is an organisation striving to reduce homelessness and support those in need. Shelter employ over 1000 people across the UK, as well as having the support of volunteers. More than 170,000 people benefit from this Charity every year. Visit Shelter Scotland's website.

Mannofield Church - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £10,000.
Mannofield Church Community Project seeks to create a 'Community Hub' that will be a home for activities and support that will make a real difference to people's lives.Visit Mannofield Church's website

Air Training Corps No. 1730 (Lochaber)

Crerar Hotels Trust supported this charity to purchase of a trailer & 4 x 4 vehicle to carry canoes. It is a voluntary youth group which is part of the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO) and the Royal Air Force (RAF).

British Red Cross - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £30,000.
Crerar Hotels Trust supported this charity by donating to aid theirTransport & Escort service in Argyll & Bute. helps to people in crisis, both in the UK and overseas, for more information, please, visit British Red Cross website.

British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) Crerar Hotels Trust has donated £5,661.
BWBF provides high quality, easy to use audio equipment which has been specially designed and adapted for listeners living with sight loss and partially sighted people over the age of 8 resident in the UK who are in need, for more information, please,visit BWBF website.

LifeCare (Edinburgh) Ltd - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £25,000.
Crerar Hotels Trust supported this charity by to upgrade of the toilet facilities. Lifecare is an Edinburgh based charity offering centre based care services and recreational activities for the frail, elderly and those with dementia, for more information, please, visit LifeCare website.

Simeon Care for the Elderly
Crerar Hotels Trust supported this charity organisation by donating £10,000 to repair 23 bedroomed care home in Aberdeen, for more information, please, visit Simeon Care website.

Wester Hailes Holy Trinity Church of Scotland
Crerar Hotels Trust supported this charity by donating £6,000 to organise Foodbank through the Community Cafe for one year, for more information, please, visit Holy Trinity Church website.

St George’s & St Peter’s Association  - Crerar Hotel Trust has donated £12,000.
St George’s & St Peter’s Association supports vulnerable and socially isolated older people in Socially deprived area of Glasgow East, for more information, please, visit St George’s & St Peter’s Association website.

The Carers Trust
Crerar Hotels Trust supported this charity by donating £7,950 to cover travel expenses for Young Carers Worker in the Highlands. Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems, for more information, please, visit The Princess Royal Trust for Carers website

Cosgrove Care - Crerar Hotels Trust has donated £7,600
Cosgrove Care provides personalised support and care services for children & adults who have learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, and mental health issues living in and around Glasgow and East Renfrewshire. Registering the Supported Employment Scheme as an ASDAN Centre, for more information, please, visit Cosgrove Care website.

Community Violence & Abuse Support Service (CoVASS)
Crerar Hotels Trust supported this charity by donating £8,000 to cover a full-time Support worker & part-time administrator expenses in Nairn, for more information, please, visit CoVASS website.

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