MARCH got off to the perfect start for Andy's Man Club as they received a £500 boost from calendar sales.

RE/MAX Dunfermline handed over the cash after they made a charity calender to support the group in Dunfermline and the Yes-U-Are partnership.

The calendar pictures, which featured stunning photography of landscapes and landmarks in Dunfermline and across Scotland, were taken by in-house RE/MAX photographer Aaron Simpson.

Andy’s Man Club, which is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers, was set up in August 2016 by Luke Ambler, following the suicide of his brother-in-law, Andy.

The Dunfermline branch was formed in May last year and since then it has seen 1,435 men walk through its doors.

Andy’s Man Club meets in the Erskine Building in Dunfermline town centre but they announced on Monday last week that all groups across the UK are closed for the next three weeks at least.

The £500 will go to the Yes-U-Are partnership who run the Erskine Building to invest in much needed central heating for the meeting room and who provide the use of their room to Andy’s Man Club for free.

Ryan McKillop, from Andy’s Man Club Dunfermline, said: “We currently use portable heaters to warm up the meeting room which is obviously not ideal and is expensive to run during these hard winter months.

"This funding will go to the Yes-U-Are partnership, who run the building and offer us the space for free to help with heating installation."

Adrian King, RE/MAX office owner, said: “The work that Andy’s Man Club Dunfermline is doing to raise awareness of mental health and tell men #ITSOKAYTOTALK is vital.

"The response to the calendar has been fantastic and its great to know we are directly helping the local club.”

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