CMS Window Systems has kicked off a year of supporting a wide range of charities with a £1000 donation to The Cottage Family Centre, which provides vital services to families in Fife. The donation marks the start of CMS’s year of extensive charity support marking the business’s 10-year anniversary.
To celebrate this milestone, CMS has committed to supporting ten charities dedicated to improving the lives of people in ten communities in which the business operates. The firm will make ten donations of £1000 each to causes nominated by its most valued customers. Kirkcaldy’s Cottage Family Centre is the first charity to benefit from a donation by CMS after being nominated by Fife council.
Established in 1987, the Centre gives support to families with pre-school children who are vulnerable to factors such as poverty, unemployment and health issues. As well as running playgroups and mother-and-baby sessions, the Cottage Family Centre provides other invaluable services for the Kirkcaldy and wider community such as adult education classes, parenting skills workshops, and children’s counselling services.
Pauline Buchan, the Centre’s Services Manager, welcomed CMS’s contribution to the centre: “We’d like to express our gratitude to CMS for their very generous donation to the Cottage Family Centre. Local families who use the centre rely on the assistance we make available to them – CMS’s contribution will help us develop initiatives which complement, support and extend our main services to vulnerable families.”
CMS has a sound reputation as a business with a strong social conscience, Andy Kerr, CMS’s Managing Director, said: “The last decade has seen a great deal of positive change for CMS. Since 2006, we’ve grown to be a leading window manufacturing business with a workforce of over 245 and a £35m annual turnover, and we’re keen to be responsible and give back to our community where we can. Our market-leading sustainability and recycling policies, as well as our apprenticeship scheme to promote local employment, all demonstrate our commitment to helping our communities thrive, and we feel that our ‘ten charities for ten years’ programme for 2016 will be a great way to contribute. We hope that the Cottage Family Centre is able to use our donation to continue their great work helping the families of Fife.”