Members of Forfar Community Council have been thanked for their financial support of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.
At the end of last year the group presented a cheque for £100 to the Scone-based service.
Chairman Mrs Isobel Ross made the presentation to James Gray-Cheape, the charity’s Ambassador for Forfar, Kirriemuir and the Angus Glens.
At last month’s meeting Mrs Ross read out a letter of thanks sent on behalf of the charity by Fiona Dennis, SCAA Administrator.
Fiona wrote: “On behalf of SCAA I would like to thank you and the members of the Forfar Community Council for your generous donation of £100.
“We rely one hundred per cent on donations like yours to run our life-saving service, and every penny we receive makes a difference, so this is a fantastic amount which is much appreciated by us all here at SCAA.
“As Scotland’s only charity-funded helicopter air ambulance, we know that we have contributed to saving lives all over Scotland.
“Since launching on May 22, 2013, we have responded to 178 time-critical emergencies, strong evidence that we give much needed help that simply did not exist before.”
The community council had received a talk from Mr Gray-Cheape in May when he personally thanked the generosity of local businesses in the Forfar and Kirriemuir areas which had been fund-raising for the air ambulance.
At that time he said the response from local businesses was “phenomenal” with collecting cans in their premises “filling up dramatically”.