£900k boost for char­ity

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - YOURVOICE -

A FIFE community char­ity has been given a £900,000 boost to pro­mote healthy liv­ing. Greener Kirk­caldy has re­ceived the award from the Big Lot­tery Fund to ren­o­vate the unused for­mer li­brary in the town’s East Fer­gus Place.

The build­ing will be trans­formed into a community hub for the char­ity to pro­mote its work, of­fer­ing work­shops, community events and even a small kitchen gar­den.

Lau­ren Parry, se­nior de­vel­op­ment worker, said: “It needs a lot of main­te­nance work done on it and we need to make it en­er­gy­ef­fi­cient to fit in with the Greener Kirk­caldy ethos.

“It will be a place for peo­ple to come to­gether to grow, cook, eat and learn. It will of­fer train­ing, vol­un­teer and work ex­pe­ri­ence op­por­tu­ni­ties, and life­long learn­ing around food pro­duc­tion and prepa­ra­tion. We aim to ed­u­cate peo­ple on how they can eat healthily and eas­ily whilst on a bud­get.”

There are hopes the new hub could be ready and op­er­a­tional by next sum­mer.

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