A JOHNSTONE schoolboy with a rare chromosome disorder had a birthday to remember after a donation to his Cub Scout group.

Ten-year-old Shaun Ramsay, who has trisomy 8 mosaicism, was over the moon when award-winning contractors Procast Group gifted basketball equipment, including the installation of hoops, at the Scout Hall on the town’s Canal Road.

Shaun’s mum Anne told The Gazette: “I am so grateful to the Procast guys for their generosity and thoughtfulness.

“Shaun absolutely loves the Cubs, and the fact that he can enjoy the basketball kit together with his friends is a bonus.

“Ever since Procast came into the area where we live, they have demonstrated a commitment to the local community, and I cannot thank them enough for that.”

Procast’s operations manager Barry Chisholm, area manager Ryan Crawford and support services manager Kirstie Adams, pulled out all the stops for Shaun and his Cub pals after forming a bond with the St David’s Primary pupil, while renovation works were being carried out near his home in Queen’s Road, Elderslie.

The Gazette: Shaun Ramsay had great fun with the new basketball equipmentShaun Ramsay had great fun with the new basketball equipment

Last month, Shaun was panicked by the sound of trucks, together with their flashing lights and warning sirens.

They reminded him of an incident in Decemeber 2020, when his mum was rushed to hospital after suffering an epileptic seizure at their home.

When Shaun was unable to wake Anne, he called 999 and followed the instructions of paramedics. His actions later earned him the Scouting Association’s highly prestigious Meritorious Conduct Award and a commendation by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Johnstone’s Cub Scout leader Ross McMillan said: “The kids are going to love the basketball kit – and I’m sure they will be thanking Shaun for making friends with the guys at Procast.”

Kirstie Adams added: “We always try to place the communities in which we wok front and centre, and we just could not resist the chance to help out Shaun and his family, who have been a joy to be with.”