Big-hearted Glasgow shed manufacturer steps in to help local organisations

A Glasgow shed manufacturer has come to the rescue of a nursery and a local charity with donations which will allow them to keep helping families and vulnerable children.

Shedman, owned by family business Spectrum Properties, stepped in when the storage facility at Rising Stars Nursery in Crownpoint Road was vandalised, by providing them with a new 6×4 pent workshop.

The business also supplied a 7×5 apex shed to be used as storage point for all the fun activities apparatus used by Lanarkshire-based Blameless charity on its away day and residential outings to the Eden Leisure Village in Cumbernauld.

Spectrum Properties MD Bill Roddie said, “There are many people in the east end of Glasgow and the surrounding area who work very hard for small reward to make the lives of other people just a little bit easier and a lot happier. As a major employer in the Dalmarnock area, we are aware that sometimes these supportive organisations hit bumps in the road and if there is anything that we can do to help at these times, the teams at Spectrum and Shedman are delighted to step up to the plate.”

At the Rising Stars Crownpoint Road Childcare Centre, the nursery garden had been vandalised three times. The nursery posted on social media looking for help and Shedman stepped in with the pent workshop worth £500.

The Rising Stars children have now sent hand-painted thank you cards to the Shedman team.

The Blameless charity was formed to create fun times and happy memories for children and families affected by alcohol and addiction. Spectrum has been a previous benefactor of the charity. For the past five years it has funded a pantomime visit for up to 100 vulnerable youngsters and families. With pantomimes off the agenda this year, the company instead donated £1,500 in Aldi food vouchers.

Blameless chief executive Colin McGowan said, “The families that we do our best to support with short fun breaks in the fresh air of the countryside at Eden Leisure will benefit greatly from the marvellous games shed supplied by Shedman, which is worth more than £500.

“Without the help of people like Spectrum’s Bill Roddie, we would really struggle. He does so much, year-in, year-out, and the families and trustees would like to say a big thank you to Bill and his team.”