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Volunteers asked to make a Pitstop

Drew, centre left and Margaret Wilson, right, hand over a cheque for �1000 to Chairman of Pitstop Stuart Mackie with members looking on. (photosonlocation.co.uk)

Drew, centre left and Margaret Wilson, right, hand over a cheque for �1000 to Chairman of Pitstop Stuart Mackie with members looking on. (photosonlocation.co.uk)

THE JOCKEY Jan Memorial Fund, set up by local couple Drew and Margaret Wilson in memory of their daughter who died in a fire in North Yorkshire in 2009, has provided a financial boost to the Pitstop in Forfar.

The fund has supported many projects and groups around Angus and beyond, many of which Jan, a promising apprentice jockey, had an association with.

Although Jan never attended the Pitstop youth facility in Academy Street, Drew and Margaret noticed it was looking for help.

Drew said: “Hopefully this donation might just help pay for the final push”.

The couple went along to the Pitstop to hand over a cheque for £1,000 which will help towards the refurbishment cost of the premises.

The upstairs area has been stripped to provide new facilities for the drop in centre, including a healthy food and juice bar.

The orgnanisers were disppointed when a lottery application for £60,000 was turned down earlier this year, but since then they have attracted local support.

They are now appealing for skilled volunteers to give up some of their time to complete the internal fit-out.

Accepting the cheque Pitstop chairman Stuart Mackie said: “It was a great surprise to get this donation because our earlier appeal was largely for physical support, so to get extra financial support is a real help.”

 
 
 

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