Leisure centre staff pay fitting tribute to valued colleague
A local leisure centre has paid tribute to a much-respected staff member by installing new furniture in his memory.
Andrew Hendry, who lived in Dunfermline and worked at Carnegie Leisure Centre, died in May, aged just 50.
His role involved the supervision of the changing village and health suite and fellow Fife Sports and Leisure Trust staff decided a relaxation area for customers would be a fitting way to remember him.
Unique furniture made from recycled milk cartons that would otherwise have been sent to landfill was purchased and personalised with Andrew’s name.
James Dunbar, area leisure manager, invited Andrew’s family, including dad Bill and mum Mabel, pictured, to view the furniture and said: “Andrew was a very popular member of staff, always ready to help, and he had been part of the team for over 12 years. He often worked the early shift which required him to start at 5.30am, but he would sometimes be here before that, ready and eager to start.”
Bill added: “We all miss Andrew very much and are very grateful to his colleagues who chose to remember him – it means a lot to us to know he was so highly thought of.”