THE Hyperclub has managed to find a new building in just a matter of days – thanks to the power of the Press.

The charity, which has helped children and adults with learning difficulties for the past nine years, needed to find premises again for the third time in a year after attempts to find bigger premises for their much-needed services fell through.

After a plea for help in the Press two weeks ago, Gibb's Vehicle Hire in Dunfermline offered the Hyperclub a building they bought last year.

It's the former Bubbles Bathroom Centre on Pittencrieff Street and the business has been stripping it out ready for its next use.

Hyperclub founder Suzanne Connelly said: "We hope to get a long-term lease and as it's been stripped out right now it's perfect that we'll be able to get it the way we want it!

"It's a three-storey building so we'll have the bottom floor and the top floors will be used as flats.

"It's ideal for us because it's right next to the Glen, there's lots of parking and it will be purpose-built for our needs.

"Traders who had already pledged to help will be supporting us to get it ready. We're so thankful to Gibb's and the Press for all their help and support."

Suzanne decided to leave the Hyperclub hub at Ballast Bank Community Centre in Inverkeithing last month because she believes they’re paying over the odds for the hire of the Fife Council-owned building and could find bigger and better premises elsewhere.

The Hyperclub, which was founded in 2012, has been desperate to expand their much-needed services and have gone through heartbreak in their bid to find premises.

At the start of the year, they were due to move into a building on Lathalmond Industrial Estate but had to vacate with too many problems for it to be useable.

Last summer, they were going to join up with the Yes-U-Are Partnership at the Erskine Building in Dunfermline town centre but it wasn’t suitable.

Before that, they had tried to purchase the Rosyth Resource Centre but their application was rejected by Fife Council.

Craig Gibb, of Gibb's Vehicle Hire, said: "The Press article has been a success because without it, I wouldn't have known that the Hyperclub needed help!

"From what I read, I could tell that they had been bounced around and let down various times.

"I knew there was something we could do to help.

"I think it works well for them and it fits all the things they need. They can start from scratch and make it just how they want it."

The logistics company has helped other charities in the past by lending a van to travel across the country for Better World Books and helps out the British Heart Foundation with vehicle hire too.

It started 10 years ago in Rosyth but they now have premises in Halbeath.

To make sure their staff are busy even in quiet periods they purchased the building.

Craig added: "It's a bare shell and this is the perfect time for Suzanne to make sure she gets the space as she wants it as she can't run the service at the moment.

"It will give them long-term security and I think it will work out well.

"You can clearly see that the Hyperclub is passionate about what they do and I want them to do well.

"It's helping them out and benefits our community."