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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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Bidding will end on Saturday 1900hrs

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.





CHARITY NUMBER SC041749 (Can be seen on


This event was held in 2012 and raised £31,000.00 many thanks to





Have a break in the County of Angus and enjoy the lovely Scottish Scenery. 

Stayrescobie church 035 in a Local Country Cottage, the Famous Carnoustie Golf Hotel or take a trip up the Glens to the Glen Clova Hotel Enjoy golf, fishing, hill walking, racing at Ayr, beautiful sea views or take a Gyrocopter Flight from Rescobie Loch and enjoy all from the sky. 

The Jockey Jan Website gives you the opportunity to bid for these items and more.  Funds raised from the auction go to the Shindig for 8 Charity Dance to which the Jockey Jan is one of the eight charities who will benefit.  The Jockey Jan will continue to support and inspire youngsters in Racing and Other Sports.

Below is the 15 items to be auctioned Online. Some have web sites and you can see what’s on offer.


When bidding starts you go to Buy Online, click.

Then click on Shindig for 8 Auction Item.

Then click on item you want to bid on.

Then click Call for Pricing and send me your bid.

I will up date the items with the price.

To see all about the 8 charities click on ABOUT SHINDIG FOR 8 CHARITIES on home page.
To see all about Shindig for 8 Charity Dance and the other auction items to be sold at the Shindig or Online go to home page.

Bidding to commence on 30th April and will end on 20th May 21.00hrs. Watch This Space. Bidding has stopped the below unsold items will be sold at the Shindig on 2nd of June. To place a bid on any of the auction items contact Margaret.

All items are as described below on on their websites.

3 nights Self Catering                            £SOLD THANKYOU
1 night D B & B Carnoustie Golf Hotel      £SOLD

Gibson Half Tree Saddle                        £256 sold Thank you

1 night D B & B Glen Clova                       £SOLD
Hospitality for 4 at Ayr                          £500 sold Thank you

18 hole 4 ball                                         £SOLD
Fly fishing at Rescobie                            £SOLD
The Noble Horse                                    £SOLD
Gyrocopter flight                                   £100 sold Thank you

Signed breeches by Paul Hanagan            £SOLD
Signed breeches by A P McCoy                £SOLD
day of Salmon Fishing                          £SOLD
Day behind the Scenes with C4                £ SOLD
Morning on the Gallops                            £SOLD
York Races                                             £SOLD

3 Nights Self Catering from Oct-March (not xmas & New Year) @ Beatons Nest, Southtown of Melgund, Brechin. 01307830431. to veiw "Beatons Nest" the Ref is 26016 where you can see pictures of the lovely cottage and the surrounding area, very kindly donated by Cathy & John Jackson.

Other times are available on separate request by contacting cathy This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

1 night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for 2 people very kindly donated by Carnoustie Golf Hotel. with holbergs


Gibson Half Tree Saddle, any colour with embroidery if wished.

Very kindly donated by Gibson Saddlers, Newmarket. 


1 night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for 2 people very kindly donated by Glen Clova Hotel.

Ayr Racecourse, Scotland's Premier Racecourse VALUED AT £900
Hospitality for Four at The Scottish Sun Raceday on Saturday June 23rd

national one 272Club Badge accessing all areas, Bucks Fizz Reception on arrival
Four Course Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Drinks Package
TV Viewing, Private Betting Facilities very kindly donated by Ayr Racecourse.

18 hole 4 ball and high tea very kindly donated by Forbes of Kinggennie Country Resort.


Fly Fishing on the Bank for 4 Rods on Rescobie Loch kindly donated by the Jockey Jan Memorial Fund. NORMAL COST S£16, OAP£14, PER ROD

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The Noble Horse

A Beautiful Collection of

Horses at their Elegant best on Spode Bone China Plates.

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Enjoy the sites of around

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Rescobie loch and beyond

in an hour-long flight

gyrocopter 007very kindly donated by

Andrew Robertson of Boldardo. 

Pictures show Andrew and his Gyrocopter at Rescobie Loch. Take your camera with you. CAN COST £150 TO BUY






sun porch 048Signed breeches

very kindly donated by

Two-Time Flat Champion Paul Hanagan.

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Signed breeches

very kindly donated by

16 times National Hunt

Champion A P McCoy.

A day of salmon fishing on the River South Esk. The date to be agreed between Sandy Forgan and the winner (during the season 15th Feb to 31st Oct 2012) . . .  the day is for two persons fishing . . .  tackle/guiding/coaching (if any of these needed) to be included.
I can't guarantee a fish   !!  very kindly donated by Sandy Forgan. VALUED £150


DAY BEHIND THE SCENES WITH CHANNEL 4 RACING(With the exception of the Cheltenham Festival)
This voucher entitles the bearer and a guest to spend a day with the Channel 4 Racing Team. Watch the Morning Line from the studio, enjoy breakfast with the team, be part of the production meeting and have a tour of the outside broadcast facilities.  Plus in the afternoon spend time in the betting ring with the pundits and may be listen in on the expert analysis of the paddock pundits.
If you come to watch the Morning Line you have to be at the course no later than 7.30am.
very kindly Donated by Tanya Stevenson and Nick Lightfoot Channel 4 Racing. NORMALLY MAKES £1,000 I AM TOLD

MORNING ON THE GALLOPS IN CHESHIRE Morning on gallops with breakfast for 4 people on a date to be arranged that is convenient for both parties.
The morning will begin at 8.30am when trainer Tom Dascombe or his assistant trainer Colin Gorman will welcome you. You will then be taken to watch the horses warm up, then view them on the gallops; breakfast will be served in owners’ lounge which over looks the yard and gallops, then for a tour of yard to meet the staff and horses. If convenient you will be able to view a horse swimming in the equine pool or being treated in the equine spa. The morning will finish at around 11.30am. You will be welcome to take pictures and videos of the yard and horses.
very kindly donated by TOM DASCOMBE - MANOR HOUSE STABLES

A voucher for two County Stand badges for York Races on Sunday 9th September 2012, Press Family Raceday, very kindly donated by York Racecourse,

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Racing Welfare Congratulations to Paul Lodge


Congratulations to Paul Lodge, who, in the company of the Princess Royal, has received a prestigious Pride Of Racing award for his work as a Racing Welfare officer in Ryedale, following the Norton fire in September 2009, which tragically claimed the lives of teenage apprentice jockeys Jamie Kyne and Jan Wilson.

Lodge was one of eight winners, selected from 114 nominees, at the awards ceremony, organized by Racing Welfare and attended by 230 guests last week at Epsom racecour [Racing Welfare Officers Paul Lodge and Janet Allison inspect the floral tributes.] se.

Lodge was acknowledged for the work he did in providing clothes, food and support to survivors and families following the fire, which had a devastating effect on Ryedale’s racing community










HRH Princess Anne opened the new home for jockeys and racing staff in Malton 17th February 2015.

PRINCESS Anne joined members of the racing world to open a £450,000 accommodation block built in memory of two jockeys who were killed in a house fire.

Racing Welfare have converted the former solicitors office in Malton which was partly financed by a fund set up after the deaths of jockeys Jamie Kyne,18, and Jan Wilson,19, in the fire in nearby Norton in 2009.

The Malton Fire Disaster Appeal was set up shortly after the fatal fire by the Racing Welfare charity, of which the princess is president. Malton trainer Mark Campion said: “I am really impressed. This will be a real help to both youngsters and trainers alike and a wonderful addition to Malton and Norton’s racing facilities. I am confident it will be very much appreciated by all."

The property will provide young people, aged from 16 to 24, who are going into the racing industry in North Yorkshire comfortable, secure homes and added personal support from the local Racing Welfare team whose office is located on the ground floor of the building.

Paul Lodge, the charity's welfare officer, said: "The fire brought the subject to the forefront. It's nice to know we can offer this facility. It's affordable, it's secure."

Part of the new complex has been paid for through the Qatar racing team who raised £200,000 in last year’s London Marathon and have close connections with Malton.



Princess Anne has opened an accommodation block for young racing staff in Malton, North Yorkshire.


The block, which cost £450,000 to convert, has been partly financed by a fund set up after the deaths of two jockeys in a fire.

The former solicitor's office has six bedrooms, kitchens and recreation space for stable workers.

Jamie Kyne, 18, from Galway, and Jan Wilson, 19, from Forfar, were killed in the fire in nearby Norton in 2009.

'Affordable and secure'

The Malton Fire Disaster Appeal was set up shortly after the fatal fire by the Racing Welfare charity, of which the princess is president.

The new accommodation is for racing staff aged 16 to 24.

Paul Lodge, the charity's welfare officer, said: "The fire brought the subject to the forefront.

"It's nice to know we can offer this facility. It's affordable, it's secure."

The ground floor of the block is to be Racing Welfare's regional welfare office.

The organisation owns over 150 homes in the UK.


 From the section York & North Yorkshire  

Jamie Kyne (l) and Jan Wilson (r) Image caption Jamie Kyne, 18, from Galway, and Jan Wilson, 19, from Forfar.




Ayr Racecourse Sales and Marketing Manager Lindsey Smith is looking forward to the night and added: “We always attract a good crowd to Champagne GH Mumm Ladies Night and our advance sales indicate this year's will be one of the highest ever.

“It's a huge attraction having the Overtones whose album 'Good Ol' Fashioned Love' has been one of the top sellers of 2011.”

First race on the night is The Jan Wilson Memorial Apprentice Handicap, in memory of Jan Wilson who rode the winner of this race two years ago and was tragically killed in a fire in Malton a few weeks later, due off at 5.40pm.

For more information go on line at or call 01292 264179.


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