Pupils’ plea for help pays off

Alan Hampton presents the cheque to Cassey Clark and Jack McBain. (photosonlocation.co.uk)
Alan Hampton presents the cheque to Cassey Clark and Jack McBain. (photosonlocation.co.uk)

THE latest recipient of the Forfar Roof Truss Company Limited £250 sponsorship award is a rural primary school.

The primary six and seven pupils applied for the sponsorship cheque in their bid to fund a residential activity adventure trip to Dalguise in September.

The school has managed to find two parent volunteers who are willing to sit the Angus mini-bus driving test and use the council mini-bus to transport the kids to and from Dalguise.

In their plea for help to meet the costs of the volunteers sitting the test and helping to pay for the fuel for the adventure, the pupils submitted individual letters as part of their application.

And, their pleas helped persuade the judges here at the Dispatch and Herald.

Emma Ramsay said: “The primary seven pupils who went to Dalguise two years ago said it was great. Please can you help us pay for the transport?”

Finlay Milne added: “We all badly want to go to the activity centre, but the parent who drove the mini-bus last time has a new job - and it would cost £400 to hire a bus.”

According to Megan Ferguson PGL Dalguise stands for parents get lost!

“There are lots of fun activities such as a giant swing, Jacob’s ladder, a cat walk and much more. I will be very grateful if we are chosen for the award.”

Craig Lamb said: “I heard from my older brother that Dalguise is brilliant. There are eleven children in P6/P7 who would like to go, but it is well too dear to hire a bus.”

Ryan Dryburgh, in his plea for support, added that he has been waiting to go on the trip for five years. “I have heard that it’s a really fun trip, with lots of outdoor activities.”

Casey Clark said that if the pupils couldn’t get help with the cost she would miss out “because we only go every second year.”

James Findlay concluded the Aberlemno plea by saying: “I beg for the Forfar Roof Truss help. I have waited seven years and now the trip is only a few months away. I am so excited.

“I know that me and ten others might not be able to go due to the costs of the bus, and it makes me sad to even think that might happen.”

But, it shouldn’t now, with a £250 cheque from Forfar Roof Truss Company Limited in the bank - just because the pupils got together and made a good case in their application for financial assistance. If you think that you or your group or organisation could benefit from a £250 award courtesy of Forfar Roof Truss Company Limited turn to page 20 for full details on how to make an application.