School nets community award
A SCHOOL in Catrine that helps young people with autism has received a prestigious community award for a support service many local families are describing as a 'lifeline'.
Daldorch House won a GlaxoSmithKline Local Ayrshire Community Award for its outreach work with youngsters with autism aged 11-21.
In making the award, GlaxoSmithKline, praised the school's "energetic commitment to the health and wellbeing of its community."
The school were originally awarded £400 but on the night of the presentation at Gailes Hotel In Irvine, the pharmaceutical firm generously committed to doubling all charity awards, boosting the delighted school's total to £800.
Shona Pinkerton, Principal of Daldorch House School and Continuing Education Centre said, "A GlaxoSmithKline Local Ayrshire Community Award is fantastic recognition of the innovative work of our dedicated outreach team.