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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.

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