STV Appeal gives funds to The Attic

The Attic, Brechin Youth Project, Clerk Street.
The Attic, Brechin Youth Project, Clerk Street.

The Attic Youth drop-in Centre in Brechin has cause to celebrate after scooping £2,000 from the STV Appeal 2013.

The centre, run by the Brechin Youth Project which opened it in 2002, has helped over 1,850 young people since it first opened it’s doors.

The Attic is open four dyas a week and youth workers at the centre run events for the youth inlcuding social events such as game nights and quiz nights, as well as providing information workshops on serious issues such as drugs, sexual health and alcohol

Saltire Awards are given to young members who take responsibility for manning the cafe or helping run events.

The centre is the social hub for many young people in the Brechin area with pool tables, table tennis, table football, air hockey and games consoles available for members.

The grant from STV Appeal will be used to fund the employment of youth workers as well as maintenance and new equipment.

Jim Milne, director of The Attic Youth Drop In Centre, commented: “As the director with responsibility for funding it was a most pleasing and unexpected surprise to receive the STV Appeal award.

“All the money will directly benefit our members as we continue to offer a fully equipped, modern facility they can call their own.”

The STV appeal was set up in 20011 by STV and The Hunter Foundation. This year the appeal also received support from the Wood Family Trust. During the course of its existence, the STV appeal has raised £5.8 million which has gone towards community projects across Scotland.

Rob Woodward, STV CEO and trustee of the STV Appeal, said: “ The money donated to the STV Appeal stays right here in Scotland and will help make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people on our doorstep.”