An Aberdeen community group is celebrating after a generous businessman helped put a roof over its head.
The Bridge of Don and District Men’s Shed has been searching for a premises for several months which will allow it to get off the ground and apply for necessary funding.
To help out, Jim Wright, owner of Bucksburn-based firm Securastore, donated a storage unit to the group – which the members intend to use to hold their workshops.
Measuring 32ft by 12ft, the unit represents a huge step towards the group establishing its own premises.
A number of different housing options have been mooted by the members but it is still looking for a permanent base.
Members have been meeting in Kettock Lodge – the Aberdeen Action On Disability premises.
Rab McKerron, vice-chairman of Bridge of Don and District Men’s Shed group, said: “He couldn’t do enough for us. Our lads are over the moon with it.
“We really appreciate what he has done for us.”
Jim said: “I’m glad to be of help.
“The unit had become surplus to our requirements so it worked out.”
Jim added: “We actually worked out that Rab’s son and my son had been in the same class at school, which we would never have known if Rab hadn’t come to the office.”
The group recently undertook a fundraising bag-packing event at Marks and Spencer store at Bridge of Don.
Volunteers raised £160.50, which will go towards the Men’s Shed.
“The funds will be used to buy tools for the workshop as well as IT equipment, work benches, chairs, stools and provide training.
The Men’s Shed aims to provide a place for adult men of all ages to come together, socialise, pass on skills to others and work on various projects.
There has been significant interest from residents of Bridge of Don and the surrounding area to join.