I’m delighted at the news that the Haven Appeal has secured the remaining funding needed to allow the building of the Haven Centre to go ahead.
This is fantastic news for the Elsie Normington Foundation and for the people throughout the Highlands who will benefit from the Centre.
It shows the power of resolute campaigning in never giving up and I congratulate Elsie Normington on having the vision and the determination in driving this through from a plan to a bricks and mortar project.
It will be Scotland’s first integrated centre for young people with learning difficulties and complex needs and will be life-changing for its users and their families.
It has been my privilege to support the appeal team in taking the proposal to Scottish Ministers.