A LIFE-changing community group are building a bright future after receiving thousands of pounds worth of tools.

Members of the Inverclyde Shed, based in Captain Street in Greenock, say they are so grateful to Cruden Building after the firm donated just under £5,000 worth of tools to help the group with their community projects.

Some of the tools donated include a bench saw, dust extractor and a metal lathe.

Bruce Newlands, who is the chairman of the Inverclyde Shed, says the donation will make a huge difference.

He said: "This massively expands the things that we can do.

"We are absolutely delighted by the way that Cruden Building have worked with us as they have been very collaborative which has been brilliant.

"It's going to allow us to do more projects and bigger projects with other groups - it's great."

Michael Palethorpe, senior surveyor at Cruden Building, said they were more than happy to support the Inverclyde Shed - a workshop which aims to improve people’s mental health and wellbeing by bringing people together to take part in projects to benefit the local community.

He said: "We are building in the area through Sanctuary Homes at the Mount Pleasant Street site.

"Through that site we are giving back to the community, so as part of that we contacted the Inverclyde Shed to see what assistance we could give them.

"We've donated tools worth just under £5,000."

In addition, the group were also donated props from the set of the BBC Scotland soap River City.

Bruce said: "Jason Orr from Rig Arts, who works as a director on River City, organised props which were going to be chucked out to be donated to us.

"We are going to use some of the materials to make candle sticks.

"We're going to organise a pop-up shop over the summer."

The group also received just under £80,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund which is focused on reconnecting isolated or lonely people.

Please note photo taken when social distancing was not in force.