Adding colour to local football club

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PLAYERS and officials from Carnoustie Panmure Youth Football Club have recently unveiled a brand new look to their clubrooms, thanks to a generous paint donation from the Dulux Let’s Colour Project.

This is an initiative which offers a helping hand to community groups, charities and individuals around the UK.

The football club, based at Pitskelly Park, Carnoustie, has been in operation in the local community since 1979 and currently has over 240 players and volunteers, providing a valuable facility for local members and supporters.

The club’s changing rooms, used by players aged between five and 19, were in desperate need of an injection of colour and rejuvenation. Using a selection of blue paints, 14 volunteers from Scottish & Southern Energy decorated the facilities as part of the energy provider’s ‘Community at Heart’ day, an initiative designed to get staff lending their hands, minds and skills to make a positive difference to others.

The changing rooms were transformed as part of the Let’s Colour mission to add colour to people’s lives, after Philip Hope, a volunteer from Scottish & Southern Energy, visited www.letscolour.co.uk and nominated the project. The paint donation was provided by Dulux Decorator Centres in Angus, where the team was also on hand to provide expert advice on paint types and decorating tips.

Philip told the Guide & Gazette: “We are extremely grateful to the Let’s Colour Project and Dulux Decorator Centres for the paint donation and fantastic guidance. We are so happy Carnoustie Panmure Youth Football Club now has facilities the players can enjoy using. Had we not received the support from Dulux, it would never have happened.

“The project has definitely brought the community closer, with people from all walks of life pulling together to ensure that the makeover was completed, which was great to see.”

John McDougal, manager of the Dulux Decorator Centre, Faraday Street, Dundee, commented: “Helping such a great project which impacts so many lives in the local community was an absolute pleasure. The transformation has really brought Carnoustie Panmure Youth Football Club to life and it will hopefully make a big difference to all the players.”

The Let’s Colour Project is one of several initiatives supported by the Let’s Colour Fund, established to positively impact local communities with the aim to colour the lives of one million people in the UK by 2020.

To find out further information on the Let’s Colour Project or to apply, visit www.letscolour.co.uk . For regular updates join the Facebook group – Let’s Colour UK, visit www.facebook.com/LetsColourUK.