There was an extra special boost for The Web Project when it was named the latest recipient of the Forfar Roof Truss Sponsorship Cheque.
To mark the company’s 20 years in business, and 10 years of charity donations run in conjunction with the Forfar Dispatch and Kirriemuir Herald, it doubled its donation to £500.
The donation will help the project carry out its valuable work with the young people of Forfar from their base in Canmore Street.
As part of the Community Action in Rehabilitation Scotland charity, the drop-in centre for 10 to 25 year olds provides relevant information on the risky behaviour, including substance misuse and offending behaviour, they may encounter.
CAIR’s community-based services in Angus are aimed at some of the most vulnerable or ‘at risk’ groups of young people and their families or carers
The centre provides a base where young people can go to discuss issues which may be affecting them at home, school or in their personal lives.
At present the building is in need of a makeover and the funds will be used to update the rooms, making them more appealing and welcoming.
Commenting on the £500 cheque Ali Thornton, service manager, CAIR Scotland said: “This is great news and will enable us to take forward a much needed refurbishment.”
In announcing the double donation, Alan Hampton, managing director of Forfar Roof Truss Company, said the company has traded over £43 million through the local economy over the last 20 years; provided employment to over 130 people; donated over £50,000 to local charities, (£31,000 through the Forfar Dispatch project) and supplied trusses throughout the UK from Lerwick to Southampton, as well as The Falkland Islands and Cyprus, all proudly stamped ‘MADE IN FORFAR’.
The company, which now operates from sites in Forfar, Aberdeen and Elgin, uses over 20 Forfar suppliers for everything from milk to nuts and bolts, spending over £750,000 developing its Orchardbank site, all with a Forfar contractor.
It provides training in manufacturing and design and is currently developing a start-up business 16-unit site at Orchardbank. It also invests in other Forfar businesses and properties, keeping its benefits local.