The Basement

Kirsty, Greame Meek, Kevin Cownie and Tim with youth club members.

Kirsty, Greame Meek, Kevin Cownie and Tim with youth club members.

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Local businesses have rallied round to help a Letham youth club to create a home from home for its members.

Members of The Basement approached local business man Tim Slingsby, of SBY Properties, to see if he could help them to build a new tuck shop area, which he did.

Not only did he carry out the building and labouring for free, he also drafted in Howdens Joinery on Forfar which provided all the cupboards, worktops and fittings for the premises in the Fears’ Hall free of charge under its charity scheme.

Kirsty McHardy, chairwoman, said: “Mr Slingsby ran back and forth between Letham and Forfar collecting the units and along with the help of his daughter Jessica and her classmates in P7, built and erected the cupboards in their own time after school.

“We cannot thank Kevin from Howdens and Mr Slingsby enough for what they have done for the club. The youths who attend the club on Tuesday and Friday evenings are delighted with the finished result.

“They have helped turn and empty old Library building into a place where the youths of the village want to come along to and feel that it belongs to them. The reward is that The Basement now has a fantastic new tuck shop area which enhances the look and feel of the premises.”