Truss firm donates £25,000 to charity

Alan Hampton of Forfar Roof Truss Company hands over a cheque for �250 to Christina Clark, activities co-ordinator at Lochbank Manor Care Home.'Picture by photosonlocation.co.uk

Alan Hampton of Forfar Roof Truss Company hands over a cheque for �250 to Christina Clark, activities co-ordinator at Lochbank Manor Care Home.'Picture by photosonlocation.co.uk

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FOR the last eight years a tie-up between Forfar Roof Truss Company Limited and the Forfar Dispatch has resulted in some £25,000 being donated to local groups and individuals in the Forfar-Kirriemuir area.

Each month applications are invited from the area for a £250 award and each month there are numerous applications from organisations and individuals throughout our circulation area.

The activities co-ordinator of Lochbank Manor Care Home, Christine Clark, forwarded an application for the award – and was delighted to be able to pick up a £250 cheque at the Forfar Roof Truss base at Orchardbank Industrial Estate last week.

The money is to be used to kick-start an activity fund for the residents of Lochbank Manor Care Home.

“The care home currently has 24 residents, all with a very close connection with Forfar, many of them being born and bred in the town,” she explained in her application.

“I have recently been appointed as activities co-ordinator, a new role to the home.

“I am planning art and craft activities, sourcing entertainments to come into the home, games afternoons, outings to local places of interest, etc.

“It is vital that the residents remain as active and stimulated as possible in order to give them the quality of life they deserve.

“I have a small starting budget, but the majority of of ongoing money required to undertake the various activities must be raised through fund-raising organised at the home and supported by residents, staff, relatives and the wider local community.”

Christine explained that the £250 award from Forfar Roof Truss Company Limited will be used to purchase a stock of craft materials and take some of the residents on a bus outing.