A BARRHEAD charity has been handed a cash boost by a leading housebuilder.

At the launch of its Duncarnock development in the town, Taylor Wimpey West Scotland agreed to support the Include Me 2 Club (IM2C) by donating £25 for each property sold and legally completed within the first phase of new homes.

The first tranche of £1,400 has now been donated to the charity and, in total, it will benefit to the tune of £3,625 as work at the site progresses.

This donation is part of a long-term commitment between Taylor Wimpey and IM2C, with the money going directly to support the services it provides in the Barrhead area.

The award-winning charity works with children, young people and adults who have additional support needs.

Its ambition is to create a community where people, no matter their age or abilities, are treated equally and fairly and are supported to achieve their goals.

Paul McIlvenny, co-founder of IM2C, told the Barrhead News: “We are extremely grateful for the support we have received from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland and we can’t thank them enough for their generous donation.

“This money will be put to work locally to help us deliver our range of projects to the local community.

“On behalf of everyone who uses our service in Barrhead, I would like to say a huge thank-you.”

Audrey Ross, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, added: “We are delighted to support the Include Me 2 Club in this meaningful way.

“This donation is the first of many that we will make throughout the duration of our first phase of new homes at Duncarnock.

“This form of ongoing donation supports a strong relationship with a very worthy local charity that provides a link between the new community emerging at our Duncarnock development and the existing community of Barrhead.

“Working with the Include Me 2 Club is a real honour and we are extremely proud to be showing our support in this way.

“Being able to work with local charities and organisations that surround our developments means a great deal to us and it’s always lovely to know that we are helping to make a difference to the lives of people in our local communities.”