Local MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency, Fiona Hyslop, visited the Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian in Bathgate on Wednesday 17th August.
Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian is the Third Sector Interface operating in West Lothian who work from their offices known as ‘The Gateway’ in Bathgate.
Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian are a membership organisation of locally based charities, social enterprises and volunteer-led community organisations. They aim to strengthen the third-sector and create partnerships within the local community that can deliver change by connecting people, resources and ideas.
Commenting Fiona said:
“I was pleased to visit the Gateway, where I was able to meet the members of the Board and thank them for their important work. I also received an insightful and helpful update on the work of the Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian from CEO Alan McCloskey.
“Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian are working to support hundreds of charities across West Lothian and ensure vital connections are being made to empower charities to support each other and collaborate on work which will benefit communities across West Lothian.
“Organisations like Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian provided vital support through the Covid-19 pandemic and will be invaluable as households across West Lothian deal with the impacts of the Energy and Cost of Living Crises.
“The Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian work with 515 charities in West Lothian providing them with support to enable them to work successfully in their local communities.
“I look forward to continuing to support The Gateway and seeing the success of their work as well as the many charities they assist across my Constituency.”