Ayton school pupils will choose how to spend Hart Builders donation

Published on 29th March 2021

Hart Builders, part of the award-winning Cruden Group, has generously donated £2000 to Ayton Primary School as part of their commitment to investing in the local community.

Located in Beanburn, Ayton, the Primary school is close to the development where Hart Builders are currently building phase one of a new build housing development for Berwickshire Housing Association.

The donation was gratefully received by the school Head Teacher, Chris Reid, who said: “This generous donation from Hart Builders will help us to enhance the children’s experience at school.  We have decided to involve the pupils in choosing which improvements or additions could be made with the donation and they are excited to be included in the process.  We are already hearing some really interesting suggestions from them.”

Gill Henry, Business Development Director of Hart Builders said, “Hart Builders, as part of the Cruden Group, ensures that all developments support the local community, and on this development in Beanburn, we are delighted to offer a donation to Ayton Primary School.  We are especially delighted that the children themselves are involved in choosing how to use it to enhance their experience at school.”

Berwickshire Housing Association’s Property Director, Angela Taylor, said “We are delighted to be working with Hart Builders and  the Scottish Government and Scottish Borders Council to provide much needed affordable housing in Ayton. It is great to see our partners, Hart Builders supporting the local community, in particular the primary school, in this way. We look forward to seeing how the donation will be used, and the ideas the children come up with.”

The Beanburn project is the fifth project to be delivered by Hart Builders in partnership with Berwickshire Housing Association and will bring the total number of homes they have delivered jointly to 129.

The 31 new homes of phase one are due to complete in this year and will provide a mix of bungalows, wheelchair accessible properties and three and four-bedroom family homes.  All properties are set in generous plots and will offer modern and spacious homes that are energy efficient, keeping running costs low for tenants.

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