The Plough in Forfar has notched up an incredible fund-raising total of over £100,000 - in only four years.
Proprietor Ian Whyte met up with some regular fund-raisers on Friday to celebrate the milestone and to plan ahead for this weekend’s events - a quiz for the Mountains Animal Sanctuary on Friday and an 80s and 90s disco for CLIC Sargent on Saturday.
The Plough celebrated the six-figure milestone having hosted, contributed and organised a variety of events.
Ian said: “There is very little we haven’t done for a good cause! Race nights are very good fund-raisers and we do many of these for everyone from playgroups and sports clubs to The Red Cross and fire service.
“Quiz nights and dinner dances are popular too, and there are regular nights to raise funds for Mountains Animal Sanctuary, Forfar Cats Protection, Forfar Musical Society and Angus Cat Rescue as well as many more.
“There is a monthly quiz which any charity or anyone looking for funds can apply to have for their cause and the Plough is delighted to play host to the Annual Ally Roebuck Memorial quiz held by Forfar Rotary and WRI Angus quiz, all 36 rurals competing for their trophy.
“The premises have been party to many a chest wax, Burns night, ‘Can’t cook – won’t cook’, table-top sale, curlers’ court, casino night or snail race! Members of the staff have taken part in anything from Forfar Marafun to parachuting for a cause, while the bar regulars raise £50 every week for Angus Cancer Care, M.S. Society and Childlink through a tombola.
“The premises offer complimentary use to Tayside Young Farmers, Forfar Boys Club committee, Forfar & District Amateur Football Association and Forfar Athletic Supporters’ Club, raising up to £1,000 a season for the Loons.
“The Plough hosts regular and well attended nights for Disdance, for adults with learning difficulties and Forfar Accordian & Fiddle Club the last Sunday of every month.”