Cumnock Area Musical Production Society (CAMPS) is celebrating a £44,641.00 funding boost from SUEZ Communities Trust which will aid the Barrhill Community Centre Refurbishment project.

Back in July, the Barrhill Community Centre launched a crowdfunding page to raise £5,000 for the next phase of the centre’s refurbishment project.

The fundraiser more than doubled its target - raising a phenomenal £12,736.

This additional funding will allow CAMPS to undertake a range of internal and external refurbishment and upgrade works to improve accessibility and safety, and enhance the interior.

Shaun Lowrie, who is managing the project on behalf of CAMPS, said: “The final fitting date for the biggest part of the project – the new acoustic partition wall for the main hall which will give us two lettable spaces – is mid-November. Everything else is done.

“We’ve put a new fence line around the building, installed a new access ramp at the main entrance and have put new flooring down.

“We’ve ripped down old ceilings and put up new ones, we’ve got a soundproof divide going in and have carried out a considerable amount of electrical rewiring

“We’ve used local contractors wherever possible and we’ve really promoted local businesses through our website.

“Some local businesses even made a considerable donation to the fund itself.”

Marek Gordon, Chairman of SUEZ Communities Trust, said: “We were delighted to be able to offer funding to the society.”