£2,000 for lifeboat charity

A cheque for �2000 was presented on Friday to the Arbroath RNLI from a charity in Forfar. This was part of ahuge amout raised by the group. Pictured are, from left - Karen Allison, Jamie Robertson, Allan Russell, Rachel Allison, Margaret Wilson, Sarah Allison and Ann Watt.
A cheque for �2000 was presented on Friday to the Arbroath RNLI from a charity in Forfar. This was part of ahuge amout raised by the group. Pictured are, from left - Karen Allison, Jamie Robertson, Allan Russell, Rachel Allison, Margaret Wilson, Sarah Allison and Ann Watt.

A FORFAR charity made a generous £2,000 donation to the Arbroath RNLI last week, writes Scott Lorimer.

Margaret Wilson of the Jockey Jan Memorial Fund (JJMF) presented the cheque at the Lifeboat Shed, Arbroath, recently.

The money donated to Arbroath RNLI was raised from a dance held in the Strathmore Hall in Forfar on June 6.

The ‘Shindig for 8’ charity dance, realised about £31,000 in total with eight charities benifiting from the funds raised.

The event offered a barbecue, provided by Scott Brothers Butchers, music by the Lomond Ceilidh Band and High Milage. Special prizes were also donated for the charity auction, including passes to Ayr racecourse.

JJMF founder Margaret Wilson said: “I think the lifeboat is a good charity to give to.”

Arbroath RNLI treasurer Ann Watt said: “I’d like to thank Margaret and all her helpers at Jockey Jan Memorial Fund. £2,000 is a fabulous amount of money to receive as it will help with the running of the lifeboat as well as covering costs of training and vital equipment needed for the crew.”