Bus cheque

THE on-going appeal for funds to replace the vital mini-bus for the Forfar Day Care Centre received a financial boost last week with a cheque presentation for £1,000 from Guild Homes.

Mark Guild of the Forfar-based company, which has just started its major housing development at Wester Restenneth, explained they tried to support local causes in areas they are building.

He said: “We are privileged to be able to help Forfar Day Care Centre. We are also pleased to be kick-starting this year’s gala week and are sponsoring the Forfar Marafun. Without the local community we would have nothing. Forfar Day Care Centre has a long history. It is of great value and is an essential part of the local community.”

Accepting the cheque on behalf of the mini-bus appeal committee, Angus councillor Glennis Middleton praised Guild Homes and all the other organisations who had supported their £46,000 appeal. The bus has been ordered but, as well as raising funds to purchase the bus, the committee needed to fund-raise for running costs and insurance.

She added: “Over the year there has been huge recognition that this is very much a community service. People take real ownership of Forfar Day Care and support us throughout the year in many different ways.”