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Later Living tenants join forces to tackle poverty

During Challenge Poverty Week, our Later Living tenants in Dumfries came together to make a difference.


Throughout the week, tenants and staff donated non-perishable items, which were later distributed to First Base and Apex to help those in need in Dumfries and the surrounding areas. 

The donations included a wide range of products such as soup, tinned fruits and vegetables, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene items. The tenants showed great enthusiasm throughout the drive, and their efforts paid off with an incredible donation.

Heather Dorling, Later Living Team Manager, said: “The food drive was especially important this year due to the increased demand for food bank services.

“We recognise the importance of community support and we’re committed to continuing to help those in need. Everyone deserves access to basic necessities, and we will continue to work towards that goal.”

In addition to the donations, Loreburn staff raised £300 in monetary donations, which was split between Stepping Stones Larder and Foodbank in Castle Douglas, and Rhins Churches Basics Foodbank in Stranraer.