Girbau UK is supporting the work of Street Soccer Scotland by providing laundry equipment for the charity’s new training centre in Dundee. Girbau has given the charity one of its heavy-duty HS-6008 commercial washing machines, an Econodry dryer and a commercial ironing board for the training centre’s laundry room. The equipment is ideal for years of all-day, every day use.

KICKING OFF: Street Soccer Scotland Players, from left to right, first names only are Izzy, Scott (in yellow), Davie (yellow), Lee, Ryan, Paula, Carole Wise of Girbau (wearing glasses), Billy (on table), Dean, Izzy and John

Street Soccer Scotland uses football inspired training and personal development as a medium to empower people who are affected by social exclusion. It works across Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow using the power of football to inspire young people and adults to change their lives.

The charity runs drop-in soccer sessions and tournaments, a personal development programme for prisons and a women’s programme. It also selects, coaches and mentors the Men’s and Women’s Homeless World Cup teams who represent Scotland.

The new laundry will allow volunteers to wash and dry sports kit for all players and staff and also be available to Street Soccer participants who may need a place to wash and dry clothes of any kind. A welcome facility which most of us are lucky enough to be able to take for granted.

“I would like to thank Carole and the rest of the Girbau team for their very kind donation to Street Soccer Scotland to help facilitate a laundry space at the flagship Change Centre Dundee,” said Scott Hollinshead, Business Development Manager at Change Centre Dundee for Street Soccer Scotland. “The washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing board now take pride of place in the laundry room to help further our social mission within the city, by enhancing a safe and welcoming place for all our players. The equipment was in fantastic condition and will be used to wash and dry players kit, towels, and training bibs. Thank you for all your support and we look forward welcoming the Girbau family back at the Change Centre very soon”.

“Girbau UK is proud to be able to support the fantastic work of Street Soccer Scotland by equipping the laundry at its Dundee Training Centre,” says Peter Rankin, managing director of Girbau UK. “Their work is an outstanding example of how coaching and playing football can absolutely turn people’s lives around. I would also like to pay tribute to the hard work of Carole Wise our area sales manager in Scotland who has worked tirelessly to make this happen along with our partners Bill Mclachlan of Gailarde who supplied the towels, DLS Dry Clean Laundry Services in Edinburgh who installed the equipment and Malcolm and Andy Drummond of Trichem Scotland who supplied detergents for the equipment.”

Girbau UK is part of the Girbau Group, world-leading manufacturer of commercial and industrial laundry equipment for washing, finishing and handling textiles. With more than 60 years’ experience and a commitment to customer service, Girbau meets the requirements of a wide variety of industries including hotels and guest houses, residential and nursing homes, hospitals, charities, sports and leisure organisations, colleges, schools, sheltered housing and many more. Girbau UK offers a free laundry design service, and its in-house nationwide service department caters for all makes and models of commercial laundry equipment.

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