McGills supports Cirencester community project

Our firm’s Community Activity Fund has dug deep to support a Cirencester support group which offers a wide range of local community activities, including an allotment.

The Churn Project, has recently received a donation of £500 from the McGills Community Activity Fund.

Earlier this year, we launched the fund in Cirencester, having offered a round of funding in Malmesbury 2019, calling for applications from organisations that make a difference in the local community.

The Churn Project provides wide-ranging practical and emotional support to people from a large cross-section of the community in Cirencester at their time of need, running more than 25 activities each week from antenatal classes to work clubs and memory clubs.

The Churn Project also runs an allotment, which McGill’s Partner, Simon Nuttall, visited to present a cheque to the organisation.

Simon said: “Having been based in Cirencester for more than 50 years, we are always keen to do what we can to make a difference in our local community, which is why we launched the McGills Community Activity Fund.

“We were delighted to receive so many strong applications after launching the fund earlier this year and many of them were very impressive.

“However, The Churn stood out for the ongoing and wide-ranging work it carries out in changing the lives of people across our town.

“It was wonderful to visit The Churn Allotment to see for myself the difference our donation will make to people in our community, especially given the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak.”

Caroline Hukins, Fundraiser at The Churn Project, added: “We are grateful to McGills Chartered Accountants for this generous donation, which will support our work with people from all sections of the community in Cirencester.”