CALA Homes’ Dirleton Donation’s A Runaway Success

by Heather Peebles

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

A North Berwick community event, sponsored by the UK’s most upmarket house builder, has been hailed a runaway success after leading to nearly £1000 being raised for a local children’s group.

CALDirleton Fun RunA Homes (East) contributed to the Dirleton Fun Run, helping with set up costs for the event which took place at Archerfield Walled Garden, challenging locals to run in aid of Dirleton Playgroup.

The family friendly day welcomed nearly 200 people with 65 runners competing in the 10k and 5k courses, 60 children sprinting in the mini fun run and plenty of happy supporters to cheer them across the finish line.

Sarah Thomson, local mum and event co-ordinator, said: “It was great to see the community get together and join in what can only be described as a super fun day for all the family.

“We were overwhelmed by the high turnout with nearly 200 attendees – the atmosphere really was electric and the sunny weather was definitely a bonus.

“After the serious business of running was complete we had a fantastic time in The Walled Garden with a bouncy castle, face painting, balloon modelling and entertainers for the children.

“It was great to see people of all ages enjoying themselves and managing to raise such a large sum of money was just fantastic.

“Fundraising events like this are crucial to the success of Dirleton Playgroup as it means we can invest in all sorts of new materials to help in our children’s development and education.

“It’s highly encouraging to see a developer like CALA investing in local groups within the communities it’s working in and I’d like to thank them and all of the other local businesses that contributed for their kind support and generosity.”

A total of £962 was raised on the day which will go towards the playgroup which is run for children between the ages of two and five years old, four days a week at Dirleton Church Hall.

Sarah Stanger Sales and Marketing Manager at CALA Homes (East) said: “We were delighted to be able to contribute to the Dirleton Fun Run and were thrilled to hear that so many people got involved.

“At CALA Homes we take great pride in helping to foster that all important community spirit in the areas where we build and it’s events like these that really help bring people of all generations together. Dirleton Fun Run Kids Image

“We would like to say a big well done to both the competitors and the organisers for making the day such a tremendous success.”

CALA Homes currently has two developments in the coastal town of North Berwick with its award winning Gilsland Grange and Priory Meadow developments offering spacious and elegant family homes.

While only four properties remain at Gilsland Grange, the newly launched Priory Meadow has a wide selection of 4 and 5 bedroom detached homes available as well as 3 bedroom terraced properties from CALA’s award-winning Signature Range.

For more information about the developments visit

Private: Heather Peebles

Based as a PR in Edinburgh, Heather Peebles is a highly-valued member of the team at Holyrood PR. Her work with the Scottish public relations consultancy sees her advising clients in healthcare, construction, renewables and logistics. As well as delivering numerous successful PR campaigns, she is also experienced in crisis PR and reputation management.

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