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A Cotswold-based accountancy firm is sponsoring an innovative community project in Cirencester, it has been announced.

McGills Chartered Accountants, which has offices in Cirencester and Malmesbury, is supporting The Churn Project with a donation of £500 from its McGills Community Activity Fund.

Earlier this year, the accountancy firm launched the fund in Cirencester, having offered a round of funding in Malmesbury last year, 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 Simon Nuttall, a Partner at McGills Chartered Accountants, 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 wellbeing sessions on the allotment for people from all sections of the community in Cirencester.”

McGills Chartered Accountants has an extensive track record of providing support to the communities around its offices in Cirencester and Malmesbury, supporting a wide range of causes, including its charity of the year, Evie’s Gift.