CMS helps Glasgow children find the spirit of adventure with £1000 anniversary donation

21 Jun 2016

CMS Window Systems has made a generous donation to a community-led children’s adventure playground in Glasgow’s East End after it was nominated by its client Balfour Beatty to receive the fourth instalment of CMS’s ‘ten donations for ten years’ anniversary initiative.

 The donation was made as part of a year of support by CMS for ten charities dedicated to improving the lives of people in ten communities in which the business operates. Balfour Beatty nominated the Baltic Street Adventure Playground in Dalmarnock to benefit from CMS’s 10-year anniversary charity programme; across the year, the firm will make ten donations of £1000 each to causes nominated by its most valued customers.

 Established in 2013 by the art and architecture collective Assemble and arts organisation Create, Baltic Street Adventure Playground is a free-of-charge supervised adventure playground for children up to 12 years. The venture aims to connect local families and children to build a sense of community, and actively support children’s physical, social, emotional and developmental well-being. As well as climbing frames, swings and tunnels, the playground has a vegetable garden, a campfire and an abundance of materials and tools for the children to utilise during the construction of their own dens and hide-outs. 

 Sarah McMillan, operations manager at Baltic Street Adventure Playground, welcomed the donation from CMS: “We’re so pleased to have been nominated for a donation. As a relatively young organisation, much of what we do at the playground relies on collaborative spirit and the support of the community, as well as being able to respond to flux and change as we continue to make the playground the best it can be. CMS’s contribution will be a great help in making our dream a reality.

 “We’d like to thank CMS for their generosity, and Balfour Beatty for nominating us to receive a donation.”

 Stephen Anderson, Aluminium Director at CMS, said: “It was our great pleasure to contribute to the Baltic Street Adventure Playground, and we hope that the organisation is able to benefit from CMS’s donation.

 “The playground uses its space in Dalmarnock to give back to the community, providing a unique area which will be used by local children to experience the rudiments of construction through play. This ethos really resonates with CMS’s culture of creating community benefits and getting the most out of the resources we have. It makes us proud to give an anniversary donation to this excellent project.”

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