A FIFE charity's search for a new permanent base has ended after suitable premises were located in Lochgelly.

Hyperclub had been planning to open a new base in Dunfermline however its plans were thrown into turmoil last month when they were told they would have to move out of the building they had been renovating.

Work had been underway for months to convert the former Bubbles Bathroom Centre in Chalmers Street into purpose-built premises where they could offer a range of services to its clients.

However, last month, the charity was dealt a massive blow when they were told the the building was to be sold.

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Since receiving the news, two neighbouring business premises have been found in Lochgelly and those behind the charity are now preparing for a grand opening at the end of this month.

After striving to find somewhere permanent for Hyperclub since before the pandemic, its founder Suzie Connelly is delighted that there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel.

"It has been so stressful for everyone involved but it is a happy ending," she said. "Everyone is over the moon. We have been inundated with people getting in touch, they cannot wait. It is going to be amazing.

"When we announced our bad news, we had mixed messages. A lot of people were upset they were going to have nowhere to go."

Hyperclub was first launched in 2012 with the aim of supporting children with ADHD – and since then the charity has continued to grow.

The charity works hard to ensure that those who face social exclusion due to disability or health conditions are supported in becoming confident individuals who can independently work to achieve higher goals.

Originally in Inverkeithing, they made the decision to move to Dunfermline to allow them to expand their offering.

They will now offer a wide range of services from the new premises on Lochgelly High Street.

"The Ore Valley Housing Association own the properties in Lochgelly and they are renting the two properties to us," added Suzie. "We are putting it together to offer all the different services that we were going to originally offer.

"We are renovating slightly to make it one space, so we can finally offer an activity cafe, cafe, sensory room, kids clubs, adults group activity, disabled changing room, karaoke disco, cooking classes, young carers support nights, educational learning, beauty and relaxation treatments and much more.

"The disco will be on a smaller scale because of the size of the buildings but we will just do two of them instead of one. We are going to offer cooking classes, a sensory room, we have got a virtual reality gaming room and arts and crafts.

"We are offering everything we were going to offer. We have to build a new kitchen for the new place and that will all be done and ready for January 30. We are going to have a grand opening and let everyone come in and see it."