On Wednesday, June 9, 2004 we reported that...

STAFF from a multi-national company gave up their weekend to transform parts of the new Network community centre in Haldane.

Workers from GE Energy Glasgow used a Moroccan theme to create a chill out area with informal seating for everyone to enjoy at the new Carrochan Road facility.

Outside the building the team was involved in a major landscaping project and with a generous donation of 20 half whisky barrels from Dumbarton’s Allied Distillers they created containers for a variety of trees, plants and shrubs.

A mural was also added to the new look Network and a toy train climbing frame, which will be of particular benefit to the young parenting groups who use the centre, completed the transformation.

GE, which used to be based in Clydebank, was keen to support local organisations in West Dunbartonshire and through Scottish Business in the Community West Dunbartonshire, which is funded by West Dunbartonshire Partnership, they learned of the work carried out by the Tullochan Trust in Haldane.

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Marylin Thomson, of GE Energy said: “Employees from GE Energy Glasgow, volunteered their time and skills at the Haldane Community Centre.

“Ably assisted by Kibble School, Paisley, they planned to create an exciting garden and inside the centre build a seating area with a difference — a Bedouin tent.”

Jane Ireland of the Tullochan Trust was delighted with the makeover and said: “It was great having a company like GE Energy working with us and it will make a fantastic difference to the centre.

“The work will complete another part of the Network and will have a really positive impact for families visiting the centre.”

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