Brechin employees offer helping hand

Helping hands: Pictured from left are Kellie Gorman, Mairi Duthie and Carrie Milne.

Helping hands: Pictured from left are Kellie Gorman, Mairi Duthie and Carrie Milne.

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Colleagues from the Hydro Electric shop in Montrose have offered their help to the community as part of the Hydro’s “Community at Heart” scheme.

The three workers, who all live in Brechin, are all keen to give a helping hand to community projects by providing volunteers to work within the community for a day to help make a difference.

Shop manager Carrie Milne along with colleagues Kellie Gorman and Mairi Duthie are now looking for projects that they can turn their hands to.

And, it is not just the Brechin ladies who want to help as the workers from the Hydro store in Brechin, Craig Petrie, Ross Dalgetty and Darren Alexander, are also keen volunteer and do their bit to support their local community.

“The project is very simple you provide the materials we provide the hands!” explained Carrie.

“You can ask a team of our employees to work with you for a whole day. From crushing boxes to crunching numbers – as long as it makes a difference to what you’re trying to achieve, then we’re willing to help!”

The project was launched in April 2010 but this is the first time the retail store has got involved. They have volunteers willing to help, all they need now is for help to be requested.

The scheme supports initiatives within the communities where the employees live and work, giving staff the opportunity to make a difference to things they are passionate about outside of work, including charities, schools, parish councils and hospitals.

Volunteers come in the form of the shop workers themselves but if required more volunteers can get involved, from meter readers to engineers.

If you have a project you would like help with, all you need to do is submit a request on the www.hydro.co.uk/AboutUs/CommunityAtHeart detailing what you need help with.

For more information about the scheme visit the website or contact the Montrose Store on 01674 673777