Kirrie Rotary steps in to help causes

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Webster’s High School fifth year pupils Calum Boath and Ben Reid have been selected to play for CYP Scotland Under-17s Non-pro football squad.

The 18-strong squad comprises members from boys’ teams all over Scotland.

Calum plays for Kirrie Thistle Youths while Ben turns out for Dundee United Social Club.

Kirriemuir Rotary Club members were happy to support the lads to the extent of £50 each and wish them well for the tournament.

The boys have played a home game at Station Park, Forfar, against a CYP team from Wales for which they collected their first International Caps.

On June 26, the team will travel to Port Talbot in Wales where they will play in matches against teams from Wales, England and Northern Ireland.

CYP subsidise the costs of the trip but each player is expected to raise £400 to assist with the costs.


Thanks to the generous donations from the church congregations around west Angus and members of the Inner Wheel club along with individuals, sufficient funds have been sent off for two more Shelterboxes.

This brings the total of seven Shelterboxes at a total cost of £4130 dedicated to supporting the stricken people of Nepal.

Rotary volunteers have been working tirelessly to get shelterboxes to those in need and so far have provided shelter for over 15,000 people.

Access to remote regions is extremely difficult but boxes are getting through with the help of the soldiers of the Gurkha Rifles. To get the boxes to these remote and inaccessible places they have to be carried in manually.