Recognition for Pitstop revamp work

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YOUNGSTERS from the Forfar area have undertaken a redecorating initiative at the Pitstop Youth Project.

It was recently decided by the youngsters themselves that the premises were in need of updating and so a programme of redecoration was planned.

Financial support was given by the Scottish Community Foundation and the grant has allowed the project worker to support the youngsters over the course of the 12-week project.

Feedback from young people has been extremely positive as they now have a youth facility that is now updated and looking cool.

The group would like to thank Darren Coyle and Mark Dean for helping members of the group to learn and develop their decorating skills and loaning the group tools to complete the work.

Thanks also go to Dougie Thompsett who has been busy sanding all the wood work again bringing his own tools.

Young people volunteered their time to undertake the works and are to receive recognition through The Millennium Volunteer Awards Scheme.

An evening of celebration will be held in order for the participants to collect their awards at 6 pm on Thursday (tomorrow) at the Pitstop Youth Project in Academy Street, Forfar.

The project has recently entered the RBS Community Forces Awards Competition. The fund provides local organisations with a top award of £6,000, this would allow The Pitstop to buy new equipment which has been requested by young people who attend the drop-ins, these would include a pool table and a new television and much needed outdoor activities.

The Competition is judged by a public online vote, The Pitstop can be voted for by going to http://goo.gl/NDK52.