A city basketball club hopes cash from the Tele’s Community Chest will stop it jumping through hoops to get to competitions.
Dundee Madsons Basketball Club are among the dozens of groups who have staked their claim for a slice of £10,000.
And time is rapidly running out for people to collect tokens for their respective organisation.
Based at Menzieshill Community Centre, the club has been active in the senior game since the 1960s but the youth set-up was created in 2004.
The club is open to all ages and backgrounds and is in the midst of an expansion.
Secretary Heather Rennie says the Madsons will soon be entering the national competition and any funds raised from the Community Chest will go towards travel expenses.
She said: “The youth section has been on the go since 2004.
“We’re really trying to get the money for our regional development league team. They have to travel to Laurencekirk or Aberdeen and the kids are normally having to rely on parents for transport.
“Hopefully the money can help towards that.
“We’re self-funded so any money that we can get externally is always welcome and it always goes back towards the kids.
“The club is getting bigger. We’ve got quite a lot of members and we’re going to go into the national league, so it would be timed quite well.”
The club has become popular with locals in Menzieshill and beyond and regularly offers open-play nights as well as squad sessions.
Heather says the club prides itself on being family-friendly and offering people of all backgrounds an opportunity to play, including children and adults with additional needs.
She added: “A lot of people say how family friendly the club is and we take in people of all needs to take part.
“We have our under-10s session on Fridays at 4.30pm, then the under-12s after that and then the under-14s.
“On Wednesdays we open up the court for people to just come down and play.
“The money would definitely be a great help to us.”
The last chance to collect tokens will be in tomorrow’s Weekend Telegraph.
At least 50 tokens need to be collected to secure a share of the money.