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Live at Langloch Farm raises £2,000 for CCI

The fundraising event was a big success

More than 200 people headed to Langloch Farm for Lanark’s very own one-day music festival last weekend, raising over £2,000 for Clydesdale Community Initiatives which will go towards making accessibility improvements to the site.

CCI moved into its bespoke premises in 2015 and is a unique social enterprise, incorporating a charity that delivers person centred programmes to individuals with a range of support needs and a professional construction company that delivers quality and value on a range of landscape and minor civils contracts.

Niall McShannon, managing director of CCI, was delighted with the outcome of the event.

“It was a spectacular success,” he told The Lanark Website. “More than 200 people attended. There were seven bands, including two from Lanark Grammar pupils. The music was amazing and the sun shone all day!

“Crossing Styx, who are a young Lanark band, blew everybody away with their musical competence and soaring harmonies.

“£2,000 has been raised which will be used to install wheelchair accessible doors.”

CCI continues to play an important role in the community and fundraising events like Live at Langloch Farm enables the group to continue its work locally.

Niall added: “CCI has no core funding, so it’s always seeking support for its programmes. More importantly, CCI has to be an active member of its community and not just seen as a social work project. Events like this, where the community come together with our workers, are ideal.

“Over the next year we are seeking to launch a range of street furniture and we’re hoping to expand the capacity of our woodwork social enterprise by building new industrial units. Our kitchen is hoping to develop new food products based on the Clydesdale food network.

“We continue to work with hospital sites across Lanarkshire and we will also be releasing new ranges of cosmetics in time for the Christmas Markets. People can buy lip balms, soaps and sugar scrubs, all of which are produced by one of our groups of volunteers. They are made using botanical oils and scents, grown on our own site.”