ANGUS College’s Charitable Trust has received a generous donation of £100 from Angus Community One-loft Race Development (ACORD) following the club’s successful endeavour at the college family fun fayre earlier this year.
The ACORD group took the opportunity to stage a race in which 16 pigeons were released from Thornton, Fife, to complete a 35-mile trip.
Animal care students at the college pitched in to promote the race and each pigeon was sponsored to raise a total of £365. After kindly donating a portion to the Angus College Charitable Trust, the takings were paid to the winning sponsors with the rest being used for the maintenance and feeding of the ACORD birds.
As well as hosting the race, the ACORD members also manned a stand at the fun fayre promoting and raising awareness of their loft located within the college grounds and racing pigeons in general. The stand featured a display of show and racing pigeons, pigeon information and race maps. Members noted that the public showed great interest in the stand with youngsters in particular keen to find out more about the birds.
The funds donated to the Angus College Charitable Trust will help to support students who are in need of financial assistance. In the past, the Charitable Trust has helped many students who were at risk of not being able to complete their studies due to financial restraints.