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Plans revealed to build a new Malcolm Sargent House in Ayr


The charity behind the new Malcolm Sargent House - Ayrshire Holiday Dreams Foundation (MSH), has acquired land to build a new home at the seaside.


Charity CEO Maxine Allan confirmed that after scouring the length and breadth of Ayrshire the Charity Trustees chose a new build site at Cunning Park in Ayr. The Charity has plans for a modern state of the art, user friendly home made of healthy materials which will have lower running costs than the previous home.

Maxine added that one of the attractions of the old site at Prestwick was that it was at the seaside and the children and their families enjoyed the holiday atmosphere for their respite breaks. The seaside location proved to offer much needed therapy for the families. It has been extremely difficult to find a comparable ideal location and we believe that we have located a perfect site with pedestrian access to the beach.


Chairman of the Charity Nigel Martin thanked the local community for their enthusiasm and support of the new venture. With their continued support we hope to offer the families of children with terminal illness a quality environment to enjoy important leisure time together.

The current proposal is 4 x 2 bedroom apartments and 2 x 3 bedroom apartments annexed to a main building with offices, dining, kitchen and laundry facilities as well as lounges and areas for toddlers and teenagers. There will also be therapeutic relaxation rooms. An application for planning permission will be made shortly.


This is an exciting challenge and we want to build a home which will cater better to the families than the previous home. Ayrshire has a proud history of helping unfortunate youngsters and we aim to provide a holiday home the locals can be proud of.


For further details please contact Maxine Allan - buymsh@gmail.com

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