The 1st Lenzie Company of The Boys’ Brigade (BB) have been chosen as one of the local causes for the Co-op Local Community Fund.

The Lenzie based BB Company is looking to use the money to help fund its varied programme, including its Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme for its 56 members between the ages of 5 and 18 years. The BB in Lenzie also has a Pipe Band and has taken its members to Abernethy Ardeonaig and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo as part of their programme for young people.

The money for the Local Community Fund is raise by members of the Co-op in the local area. 1% of money spent by the Co-op members can go towards supporting the 1st Lenzie BB between 9th April and 7th October 2017. For more information visit https://www.coop.co.uk/membership/local-community-fund

BB member, Matthew McNaught (17) said:

“This money will be useful for 1st Lenzie as it will enable the company to purchase the many routes for Bronze, Silver & Gold stages of DofE, which will not only save us (boys) money, but will save the officers the time trying to raise the money for it. It will also take some pressure away from the company’s parent association, who are a great help in paying for a lot of our activities, like the trip to Ardeonaig in September!

Callum Dewar, Secretary of the 1st Lenzie Company, Boys’ Brigade said:

“The BB in Lenzie usually raises its own funds thanks to the dedication of all Staff, Parents and Boys through Bagpacking, Gala Days and Collections. However, we are very thankful that the Co-op have chosen us to support financially through their Local Community Fund. The money raised by Co-op members in the local area will help the Staff run more activities for the over 55 young people of the BB in Lenzie.”