Three local organisations were handed a funding boost recently, when members of Forfar Road Runners handed over cheques totalling £600.
Strathmore Sharks junior rugby club, Angus Disability Sport and CLIMB (Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Disorders) each received £200 from the local running club thanks in part to the proceeds from its annual Boxing Day race The Plum Pudding Plod.
A total of £300 was raised by the popular fixture on the festive calendar and this was matched by the club from its own funds.
Forfar Road Runners president Brian Niblock said he was delighted the club was able to help three local organisations.
“As a local club ourselves we wanted to help other groups in the area,” he said.
“The Plum Pudding Plod was a big success in 2011 attracting over 150 runners from far and wide. We wanted to share that success with other local organisations.”Accepting one of the cheques on behalf of CLIMB was Forfar Road Runner club member Sandra Pattie who has a very personal motivation for supporting the charity.
“My son Greg suffers from MCADD (Medium chain acyl dehydrogenase deficiency) which is a rare inherited disorder where his body cannot metabolise fat properly,” she explained.
“Any money raised will be used specifically for research into metabolic diseases and also to support the families of people diagnosed with MCADD.
“I am very grateful to Forfar Road Runners for their generous donation which is a terrific boost to my own fundraising efforts. I’d like to thank them not only for their generosity but also for their advice and training programmes which have really helped me with my running.” Anyone wishing to donate to Sandra’s charity can do so by contacting her on 07411 213 931, email firstname.lastname@example.org or donations can be handed in to her at Forfar Registration Office, 9 West High Street, Forfar.