£1,000 grant for Drop In Centre

A hugely popular community project in Friockheim, the Drop In Centre, has received a grant of £1,000 from the STV Appeal 2012.

Since opening in 2011, the facility has provided a safe environment for the young people of Friockheim to socialise and meet new friends.

Supported by Angus Council Local Community Planning Team and managed by a dedicated committee of young and adult volunteers, the centre is visited by around 25 young people each week, aged from nine to 15 years.

Ross Hendry, Drop In Centre manager, said: “The Drop In is a fantastic and well used facility in the village of Friockheim and the grant from STV Appeal will allow us to develop our facility massively.”

Rob Woodward, STV CEO and trustee of the STV Appeal, commented: “The second year of the STV Appeal was another fantastic success. With the help of the Scottish Government, the public and our other generous supporters, we have now raised a total of £3.3 million.

“Every penny we raise stays in Scotland which means the STV Appeal can help even more vulnerable young people through the inspirational projects it is investing in across the country.”

The STV Appeal is a major charitable organisation launched by STV and The Hunter Foundation, set up to raise funds for children affected by poverty in Scotland and to stimulate public debate on the issue.