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Company donates sports equipment to the Loft Youth Project in Keith


By Jonathan Clark

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From left John McGavin, Caitlin Duguid from Omexom Morgan Sindall Infrastructure with Lewis Bayliss, Caitlin Bayliss, Jasmin Hunt, Christine McKay, Aimee Gartly and Sharon Duncan...Loft Youth project in Keith received sports equipment and a gazebo from Omexom Morgan Sindall Infrastructure...Picture: Becky Saunderson..
From left John McGavin, Caitlin Duguid from Omexom Morgan Sindall Infrastructure with Lewis Bayliss, Caitlin Bayliss, Jasmin Hunt, Christine McKay, Aimee Gartly and Sharon Duncan...Loft Youth project in Keith received sports equipment and a gazebo from Omexom Morgan Sindall Infrastructure...Picture: Becky Saunderson..

A COMPANY working in the local area have made a significant donation of sports equipment to the Loft Youth Project in Keith.

Omexom Morgan Sindall Infrastructure (OMSI), who are currently working on a nearby overhead transmission upgrade project on behalf of SSEN, donated badminton and tennis rackets, balls and a net, plus a gazebo, a boccia set and frisbees to the project.

OMSI allowed the group to choose the equipment they wanted, with the young leaders picking out what they thought the facility's users would be most interested in.

Sharon Duncan, project manager at the Loft Youth Project, was grateful for the surprise donation.

From left John McGavin, Caitlin Duguid from Omexom Morgan Sindall Infrastructure with Caitlin Bayliss, Jasmin Hunt, Christine McKay, Aimee Gartly and Sharon Duncan and Lewis Bayliss ...Loft Youth project in Keith received sports equipment and a gazebo from Omexom Morgan Sindall Infrastructure...Picture: Becky Saunderson..
From left John McGavin, Caitlin Duguid from Omexom Morgan Sindall Infrastructure with Caitlin Bayliss, Jasmin Hunt, Christine McKay, Aimee Gartly and Sharon Duncan and Lewis Bayliss ...Loft Youth project in Keith received sports equipment and a gazebo from Omexom Morgan Sindall Infrastructure...Picture: Becky Saunderson..

She said: "To get this out of the blue is amazing.

"We rely on funding so being offered this equipment is a fantastic boost and it really shows how much we are recognised in the community.

"We were offered £500 worth of kit to pick from and we let our young leaders decide what they wanted – we are very young people-led.

"The net is portable so we can use that, along with the equipment, up at the park and play tennis at the courts in Keith.

"We can use the gazebo to play outside even when the weather is dreich, or we can use it in the garden area for BBQs.

"OMSI came and set things up, spoke and played games with the young ones – so they made ties with us as well as giving us equipment."

OMSI Construction Manager John McGavin expressed OMSI’s desire to help the local community.

He said: "It is important that we give back to the local community and The Loft is a fantastic project which provides excellent services to the youth in the community.

"We are delighted we could give them some support."


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