Future looking brighter for Pitstop

Forfar Roof Truss Company designer Jim Leven, back left, hands over the cheque to Grant Robertson and Lee Morris, with in front from left: Dawn Mullady, Project Worker, Dionne Stewart and Keir Murray.
Forfar Roof Truss Company designer Jim Leven, back left, hands over the cheque to Grant Robertson and Lee Morris, with in front from left: Dawn Mullady, Project Worker, Dionne Stewart and Keir Murray.

THE Forfar Drugs Initiative Group is the latest recipient of the monthly £250 sponsorship cheque from the Forfar Roof Truss Company.

The money has come at a perfect time for the group as it is currently undergoing a redevelopment programme at the Pitstop in Academy Street.

The £250 from the Roof Truss Fund will be added to the funds which Pitstop has been accruing for white goods for the bar/kitchen area in the upgraded juice bar/café when the work is done.

Asda also kindly donated a fridge and Colin Smith has offered help with white goods too. This money will probably be used for either a hob or oven.

Stuart Mackie, chair of Pitstop, stated: “With the £2,800 Community Grant from Angus Council agreed by the Infrastructure Services Committee, added to the grant from Awards for All, we are nearly ready to start work on the upstairs project to provide the long-awaited juice bar/café for the young people of Forfar.”

Pitstop provides a drop-in for young people aged 10-21 during the weekday evenings, but also runs ready-for-work courses for 16-25 year-olds and a full range of outdoor sports (including taster sessions), and art and dance experiences.

Partnerships have been formed with NHS Tayside, Angus Council Archives, Skills Development Scotland and Community Learning Development of the Council to provide a wide diversity of activities arisen out of discussions with the young people.