Skip to content

Jeff clocks up the miles for care home cause

Share
Be the first to share!
By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale
Jeff clocks up the miles for care home cause

A FORMER headteacher is getting on his bike to raise cash for a vital care home extension - which now has a start date.

A plan to extend Bankfoot House care home by creating an extra six bedrooms will see Moffat Academy’s former head, Jeff Brown, get on his bike in a 20 mile charity ride from Moffat to Lockerbie this Saturday.

The home’s board of directors committed £370k to see the £640k project, which will create five jobs, realised.

Ongoing fundraising efforts have so far raised £148k.

However, chairman of the board, Adam Anderson was disappointed that last week the Annandale and Eskdale Area Committee turned down the group’s bid for £10k, awarding them nothing. But he was happy to receive £7000 from Clyde Windfarm and community efforts are still ongoing, with the ladies dart team recently donating £115.

Meanwhile, a contractor for the extension will be appointed in mid April, with work set to start on Monday May 8.

* To sponsor Jeff, visit www.bankfoothouse.uk and click the link to Virgin Giving or hand sponsorship money direct to Jeff.

Dumfries and West, Front, News

16th Feb

Minister hears A75 demands

By Fiona Reid | DNG24