Andrew, 8, tasting his sweet success
Young entrepreneur Closures on roads around Wishaw
Pat h e r ’ s youngest entrepreneur Andrew Laing decided £5 a week pocket money was not enough and set up his own business selling sweets to neighbours.
However, instead of buying chocolate and footballs cards with his wages from his first money-making project the eightyear-old Thornlie Primary pupil offered to use the money he made to pay for his grandmother Mary Matthew’s memory tree.
Proud mum Lisa Clemenson said: “He’s a wee gem and I’m really chuffed he started this up.
“He’s loving it and it’s teaching him the value of money at a young age. “I’m super proud. “He’s saved up all of the money he has earned so far and he told me the other day he wanted it to go towards helping pay for his granny’s memory tree at the crematorium.
“He must have heard the family talking about it. “He’s a wee soul . “Obviously we’re not taking anything from him but it’s just lovely he’s wanting to do nice stuff like that with his money. “
The kind-hearted youngster asked his mum if he could start earning his own money a few months ago and after some research the pair decided he would try selling boxes of tablet, macaroon, coconut ice and fudge to friends and family.
And the idea proved to be a huge hit.
Three weeks ago Andrew got two boxes of sweets delivered and sold out in days.
He made a £12 profit and was desperate to up his income and has now moved onto selling five boxes per week which earns him around £30.
Lisa added: “He’s doing great and the support from everyone has been fab.
“All of our family and friends and neighbours are getting behind him and helping him make it a success.
“When the boxes get delivered he’s desperate to go out right away and sell it.
“He sits and counts up the pound coins and keeps saying he wants to have more coins the next week.”
Andrew now takes £5 from his earnings to buy what he wants and is planning on saving the rest of his money up to buy something extra special.
For more info visit www.facebook.com/ Andrews-Tablet- MacaroonEtc-1712775635640265/ Road closures across Wishaw are set to cause chaos for residents this week.
Netherall Road, Tinto Crescent and East Thornlie Street will all undergo closures for roadworks.
The whole length of Tinto Crescent will be shut from Monday, September 5, to Friday, September 9, to allow for carriageway resurfacing.
Netherall Road will be closed from the corner of Netherbank Road to Canyon Road from today ( Wednesday) until this Sunday evening for resurfacing. It is a similar story for East Thornlie Street which started repair works yesterday (Tuesday) and will return to normal on Sunday morning.
The works will be carried out by J.H Civil Engineering and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
The announcement comes one week after the completion of carriageway resurfacing in Shotts as part of the region-wide repairs to the roads.
Sweets Andrew Laing set up his own business selling sweets to neighbours