The campaign to bring an all weather £1 million athletics facility to Arbroath is off to a good start this month.
As revealed in the Arbroath Herald last week a campaign has been launched to develop a purpose built running track at Arbroath High School which would be a huge boon to the athletics community in Angus.
The steering group for the Angus Athletics Arena held their first fundraiser on Friday night, a zumba event, run by Claire Ramsay, at the Fit For Purpose gym raising a grand total of £431.
The group have more fundraisers in the pipeline, a spokesperson for the steering group stated: “We welcome any person or business to come forward with any fundraising ideas they may have. We would also welcome any donations by interested parties. We can’t stress enough the importance of gaining public support - our goal of gaining an athletics arena will not be achievable without it. We welcome any sports clubs in Angus that may gain use from an athletics arena to get in touch with us. An arena could be a great boost to the town and for Angus.”
They are also looking to recruit supporters with social media and film making experience to help with raising awareness and a possible crowdfunding campaign. To keep up to date with the project like their Facebook page, Angus Athletics Arena.