Pavers Foundation Improves Provision for Young People in Tillicoultry

The Pavers Foundation, charitable initiative of family owned and run shoe retailer Pavers, has donated £2,500 to Ochil Youth Community Improvement Project, following a grant application from Lynsey Fleming, Assistant Manager at Pavers in Tillicoultry.

Lynsey applied for funding during the lockdown period, at which time the organisation was providing much needed support for young people in her area. “I applied for a grant for OYCI, as they are a local group based in Tillicoultry. They have lots of free clubs for local kids, aged 11-18. During lockdown 1 and 2 they put together fantastic boredom boxes which were delivered door to door. I just think the fact all groups are done free is a great thing for the local kids, as not all parents can afford to send their kids to clubs. They are also involved in the local high school and do trips with the kids as well.”

The grant funding will go towards funding projects at OYCI, allowing the charity to stay open and continue to provide much needed and enjoyed support and provision for children and young people. Lisa Keddie, Development Officer at OYCI thanked the Foundation for the grant donation: "Thank you so much for the generous donation - it will go towards various projects including our youth drop-in sessions at our brand new premises on the High Street in Tillicoultry. Donations like this ensure we can continue to provide local young people opportunities to have fun in a safe space. Thank you so much!"

The Pavers Foundation has donated over £1.1million to date, to hundreds of causes close to the hearts of its 1500 colleagues. The Pavers Foundation aims to ‘make a difference with every pair’, by supporting causes in areas of health, education, community and the environment.