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Jockey Jan M F presents Forfar Community Sports Association with £2,000.

The Jockey Jan M F presents the Forfar Community Sports Association with £2,000.
Picture shows Margaret Drew and Joseph Mitchell of  FCSA.


The FCS Association was formed to raise funds for an artificial playing surface to be installed at the Forfar Academy campus.

“The proposed pitch will be a fenced and floodlit 2G surface and will ensure that sport can be played when the current grass pitches are unplayable due to weather conditions,” explained Joseph Mitchell in his application for the award.

“This surface is designed to allow different sports to be played on it, making the pitch multi-purpose and ensuring the maximum utilisation in all weathers.

“It is intended that football, hockey, basketball and tennis can all be played on this surface, which will also provide a training facility for rugby and athletics.”

The school pupils will have access to the facility throughout the school day, while, during evenings, weekends and school holidays the facility will be open to various community clubs such as youth and amateur football, hockey and rugby clubs as well as the general public.

The estimated cost of providing the surface is in the region of £400,000, with a percentage of the cost being met by grant funding and over £100,000 having been pledged already.

Presentation at Greenhead and Arbroath Lifeboat


Moira Nicoll (Lippen Care)                TCCL, Drew Wilson (JJan M F) giving a cheque for £2,000.00 from the Shindig for 8 dance.























Pictured Moira Nicoll Lippen Care £7,000, Anne Kydd for M S Scotland £6,500 and Margaret JJMF £6,500.











THE ARBROATH lifeboat received a welcome boost last week when a Forfar charity presented them with a cheque, writes Scott Lorimer.
Margaret Wilson of the Jockey Jan Memorial Fund (JJMF) presented a cheque for £2,000 on Friday at the Lifeboat Shed.
The money donated to Arbroath RNLI was raised from a dance held in the Strathmore Hall in Forfar on June 2.
The ‘Shindig for 8’ charity dance, realised around £31,000 in total, with eight charities benefiting from the funds raised.
The event offered a barbecue, provided by Scott Brothers Butchers and music by the Lomond Ceilidh Band and High Mileage. Special prizes were also donated for the charity auction, including passes to Ayr racecourse.
JJMF founder Margaret Wilson said: “I asked a few charities if they wanted to come together for a charity event. Forfar Lifeboat  and a few others decided not to be on the committee, so I came to the Arbroath RNLI and spoke to Barbara Cargill because I still think the lifeboat is a good charity to give to.”
Arbroath RNLI treasurer Ann Watt commented: “I’d like to thank Margaret and all her helpers at the Shindig for 8 Charity Dance and the Jockey Jan Memorial Fund. £2,000 is a fabulous amount of money to receive as it will help with the running of the lifeboat as well as covering costs of training and vital equipment needed for the crew.”
Margaret, originally from Arbroath, also made donations of £2,000 to charities including Cystic Fibrosis (Tayside), Diabetes UK Scotland, Ninewells Paediatric Gastroenterology Fund and Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia.
Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland and the Jockey Jan Memorial Fund received £6,500 and Lippen Care Forfar £7,000.
The list of charities to benefit from the dance are as follows: Cystic Fibrosis (Tayside), Diabetes UK Scotland, Jockey Jan Memorial Fund, RNLI, Lippen Care, Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland, Ninewells Paediatric Gastroenterology Fund and Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia.
The Jockey Jan Memorial Fund was started by Margaret after her daughter Jan died in a fire in York while training to be a jockey. The fund is aimed at helping young people to achieve their full potential.





Below a cheque for £2,000 was presented on Friday to the Arbroath RNLI from a charity in Forfar. This was part of a huge amout raised by the group. Pictured are, from left - Karen Allison, Jamie Robertson, Allan Russell, Rachel Allison, Margaret Wilson, Sarah Allison and Ann Watt.





Shindig for 8 Charity Dance


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A Big Thank You

A very successful charity dance was held at Strathmore Hall, Forfar Mart, Forfar and the organiser and helpers would like to thank everyone who made the evening such a success.  There are far too many to thank individually but thanks must go to all companies and individuals who donated food, prizes for the Charity Auction, Silent Auction and Raffle and companies who paid to display their banners on the evening in the Hall and Adverts and messages in the Programme, without their support the event would not have been so successful.
Thanks also to volunteer helpers representing MS, Jockey Jan and Lippen Care, family and friends who worked hard on the evening of the event before and after.
Final totals are still to be worked out and will be published as soon as possible but it is anticipated this will be in excess of £20,000.00

The Lucky numbers were drawn on the Sunday morning when we were tiding up at the Hall by Paul and Julie Lodge who travelled up from Malton North Yorkshire to be at the event Paul is a Racing Welfare Officer who was a great Support to all those connected by the Malton Fire 
 1st £100 Neil Caul.  2nd Dave Robbie Inveraity £75.  3rd Mackie Drimmie £50

Left picture shows Neil and Dave with their cheques, right Paul & Julie at the draw.

In Aid of
Cystic Fibrosis (Tayside)

Diabetes UK Scotland
Jockey Jan Memorial Fund


Lippen Care

Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland
Ninewells Paediatric Gastroenterology Fund

Tayside Children with Cancer & Leukaemia (TCCL)



Saturday 2nd June 2012 7p.m. till 1a.m.

Food served 7p.m. View the Many Auction items and prizes and the Charities you are supporting.
Strathmore Hall, Forfar Market
BBQ by Scott Brothers Butchers Dundee

Dessert of soft fruits kindly donated by Angus and Perthshire Growers with donated Ice Cream kindly donated by Mackies of Scotland., McDonalds Forfar, Visocchi's Broughty Ferry.

Music by the Lomond Ceilidh Band & High Mileage,

Bar, Charity Auction

£20 per ticket. Tables of 10. Thank You, SOME TICKETS HAVE BECOME AVAILABLE. CONTACT Margaret

If you would like to donate a prize, gift, flowers, berries, ice cream, tablet, sponsor or know some one that would like to support the event or need more information please, Contact Margaret Wilson 01307818264/07803499191/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Greenhead Farm, Rescobie, By Forfar.DD8 2SB.



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