Leisure cen­tre staff pay fit­ting trib­ute to val­ued col­league

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

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.”

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