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Wholistic Life praised by Christina McKelvie MSP


Larkhall based charity, Wholistic Life – Coaching for Kids, were the grateful recipients of a £25,000 funding windfall, courtesy of Firstport.

Firstport provides free business advice and financial support to individuals who want to start a business which will help people and communities. Since April 2009, Firstport have made 908 awards and distributed £5,158,419.50 across Scotland

Susan Livingstone, co-founder of Wholistic Life, received the funding bonus from the Firstport Social Entrepreneurs Fund, aiming to support individuals and charities who aim to make a difference in their community.

The social enterprise provides children and young people with essential life skills which assist them to discover their own strengths and capacities, achieving good mental health and wellbeing.

Wholistic Life, who gained charity status in 2017, have been working with local MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Christina McKelvie.

The SNP MSP commented:

“This is just another positive step for Wholistic Life and, more importantly, a vital lifeline for the young people they support.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Susan and Aimee since the inception of the charity and it’s remarkable to see the progression they have made.

“Their aims are simple – to help young people as they transition through some of the most life-changing years of their lives.

“Wholistic Life is to be commended for the vital, community oriented role they play in my constituency and I am delighted to see them going from strength to strength.

Susan Livingstone, co-founder of Wholistic Life and recipient of the Social Entrepreneur Fund, added:

“I am delighted to have received this award. This funding will allow me to concentrate 100% on building the social enterprise, as we aim to take our MindPower Programme to schools, universities and businesses.

“I would also like to thank Christina, her staff and the wider community of Larkhall who have supported us hugely since we opened the Wholistic Life Wellness Centre in September.

“We have been thrilled with how many members of the community, and in particular, local young people have come along to take part in all the activities and services on offer.”