Former Scotland and British & Irish Lions legend Gavin Hastings was delighted to official open FetLor Youth Club’s new kitchen which was made possible by Wooden Spoon funding.
FetLor Youth Club is one of Scotland’s oldest youth work charities, set up in 1924.
FetLor exists to engage and empower young people aged between seven and 17 who live in north Edinburgh, one of Scotland’s most deprived communities.
It offers a safe and supportive environment and the opportunity to attend regular drop in sessions led by skilled youth workers. It also offers a wide variety of outdoor activities including climbing, canoeing, Munro bagging and taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.
In short the club encourages young people to aim high and supports them in realising their ambitions.
On Monday May 29 Hastings, who earned 61 caps for Scotland and toured with the Lions in 1989 and 1993, visited the facility along with other members of the Wooden Spoon Scotland committee.
He unveiled a plaque outside the kitchen and took time to meet a number of the staff and children who are regularly at the youth club.
Hastings said: “It is great to come along to FetLor and see what goes on here and also see the young people having so much fun.
“Having had a tour around it is clear to see that the facilities are very good while the staff and volunteers who are involved here put everything in to it to make it the best place that it can be.
“Wooden Spoon are delighted that we could help out with upgrading the kitchen facilities and I am sure some of the young people here will be cooking up a storm in no time!
“Seriously, I think this is a great place and it will help the young people make friends and achieve a lot in the coming years.”
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