After hearing about a local crime, we have a personal connection to, we decided to step in to offer cash and craftsmanship support for a recently burgled youth centre in Edinburgh.

The Fetlor Youth Club, founded in 1924, helps disadvantaged youth across the North of Edinburgh. Their centre was broken into and over £2,000 plus important club equipment was taken from the premises.

Danny McGuinness, owner of B&M Joiners & Building Services and its sister company Sash & Case Windows Direct and an ex Fetlor member saw a Facebook post which announced the sad news that the club had been broken into. Seeing this, we wanted to reach out and help. We contacted the management at Fetlor to see if there was anything that could be done.

Danny commented “Although I attended Fetlor as a youngster, we used to do small joinery jobs in the old building, before it was demolished”. “We always felt that Fetlor supported us and hearing the sad news around the break-in, we felt it was time to give something back”. ” We know Fetlor does a lot of good for the local community by taking kids off the street and giving them an interest and a focus in life. Fetlor did it for our generation and it is something we will forever be grateful for.”

Once the news had been posted on social media, Danny rounded up the Edinburgh team and we approached the club to offer help with repairs and restoration of the damaged centre. A cash gift of £500 was also donated to the club.

We hope this support will help the Fetlor Youth Club get back on their feet and continue to deliver the vital support services for their youth membership. In fact, Fetlors ambition is to work with over 1,000 young people in North of Edinburgh each year moving forward.

You can find out more about Fetlor on their website here: http://www.fetlor.org.uk

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