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Kids get new gym, but have to assemble it first

PUBLISHED: 14:27 18 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:08 05 October 2010

TEENAGERS have been given their own gym for their youth club by property developers. But they have to figure out how to put it together before using it. The multi-purpose gym has been given to Bow's East Side youth centre in Parnell-rd by the company behind the Bow Quarter development overelooking the 2012 Olympic Village site

TEENAGERS have been given their own gym for their East End youth club by the property developers.

But they'll have to figure out how to put it together before they can use it.

The multi-purpose gym has been donated to Bow's East Side youth centre in Parnell-road by Lovell's, the company behind the huge Heart of Bow development which overlooks the 2012 Olympic Village site.

It was part of a 'show' home at Ascot which was then sold and the items became 'surplus'... but not for long.

Lovell's sales boss Tracey Maile said: "We've kept in touch with the youth club because we built the place for them as part of our Bow project.

"We thought the multi-gym would be ideal, so we offered it to them."

But that was the easy bit. Now the youngsters have to assemble it.

Youth worker Ozzie Mehmet said: "Our first challenge is to put it all together, so we're treating that job as a project for some of the youngsters."

The club is used by 40 teenagers with facilities including football training, drama workshop and music studio.

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