Roof Truss support to tackle loneliness

20160617- Forfar Roofing Truss Cheque
Boss Alan Hampton pictured handing over this month's cheque to Andrew Smyth Garden Tenants Association representatives Rita Waddell, Emily Hendry and Essie Law. 

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20160617- Forfar Roofing Truss Cheque Boss Alan Hampton pictured handing over this month's cheque to Andrew Smyth Garden Tenants Association representatives Rita Waddell, Emily Hendry and Essie Law. � Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES No use without payment.

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The latest £250 sponsorship cheque from the Forfar Roof Truss Company will help tackle loneliness at a sheltered housing complex in the town.

The money will be used to purchase a wheelchair to be used by residents of Andrew Smyth Gardens who have mobility issues.

In their application Mrs April Glennie, tenancy support officer, said: “Residents are unable to access social activities within the communal lounge, because their flats are too far from the main building. This leaves this person feeling lonely, excluded and isolated, which in turn leads to a detrimental effect on their social and emotional well-being.

“If a wheelchair was available then the person would be able to come along and enjoy activities in the company of others.

“Bus trips throughout the summer are another activity enjoyed by the residents but again, residents who can only walk a short distance or not at all, are unable to go.

“If there was a wheelchair on site then a fully inclusive, non-discriminate attitude would be promoted to all.

“If a wheelchair was in attendance the residents of Andrew Smyth Gardens would all have equal choice and opportunity to attend social activities on offer to them and so aid in enriching the quality of their lives.”

The monthly Forfar Roof Truss sponsorship cheque is made in conjunction with the Forfar Dispatch and Kirriemuir Herald for projects in the Forfar and Kirriemuir areas. Applications should be sent to ‘Forfar Roof Truss Company Sponsorship Project’, c/o Angus County Press, 117-119 Castle Street, Forfar, DD8 3AH. Please include details on how the £250 could be used and a contact number.