Monthly award boost for junior agricultural club

The presentation of the latest Forfar Roof Truss Company Limited �250 award by Bill Smart (centre) to Sarah Millar (left) and Elaine Henderson of Forfaer and District JAC.'Picture by photosonlocation.co.uk
The presentation of the latest Forfar Roof Truss Company Limited �250 award by Bill Smart (centre) to Sarah Millar (left) and Elaine Henderson of Forfaer and District JAC.'Picture by photosonlocation.co.uk

THE latest Forfar Roof Truss Company Limited £250 sponsorship award has gone to Forfar and District Junior Agricultural Club.

The award is to be used to help purchase rugby shirts for the year ahead.

The tops are worn extensively by members at various events, including young farmer meetings and agricultural shows up and down the country.

Forfar and District Junior Agricultural Club is an active group, with members aged between 14 and 26 taking part in a variety of activities each year.

The fortnightly meetings vary from social visits to farming related activities such as stock judging and east area competitions.

The club runs a stand at the two local agricultural shows – Angus and Kirriemuir – in a bid to recruit members and inform the farming community of club events.

For those groups, clubs, organisations and individuals in the Forfar-Kirriemuir area unsuccessful with their application this month, the Forfar Roof Truss Company Limited sponsorship scheme continues for the remainder of the year. Each month during the year a worthy individual or organisation will be selected to receive a £250 sponsorship cheque.

The money could be used, for example, by playgroups for equipment or outings; to provide entertainment for sheltered housing residents or books for schools; by individuals embarking on a major charity fund-raising exercise; by sporting groups seeking to purchase new gear; or by students seeking cash to fund voluntary work overseas during a gap year; the list is endless.

If you feel you or your organisation could benefit from a £250 boost you should apply in writing to “Forfar Roof Truss Company Sponsorship Project”, c/o Angus County Press Limited, 117-119 Castle Street, Forfar, DD8 3AH, by the last day in any given month.

Accompanying your application should be details (no more than 300 words), providing relevant background information on you or the organisation you represent and how the £250 could be used. Repeat applications will be accepted, although successful applicants in any given month will not be re-considered during the remainder of the year. Each month, the successful applicant will feature in an article in the “Dispatch” and “Herald”, to accompany the presentation of the cheque by a representative of Forfar Roof Truss Company Limited. The judging panel will comprise members of the Angus County Press editorial staff - and each month the decision will be final.