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Brechin’s Watson-Watt Society has received several more donations to its fund to help erect a permanent memorial to commemorate the life and work of Sir Robert Watson-Watt.

Making the announcement following the recent a.g.m., treasurer Mike Holland stated: “While just a couple of months ago we received donations of £1,000 and £500 from two Aberdeen firms, we have now received a cheque for £1,000 from another Aberdeen firm and an additional personal donation of £1,000.

“Taking into account other donations, we now have received nearly £4,000 within a few months taking our total funds including promissory notes to just under £30,000.”

Stewart Hill, chairman, added that, while there was quite a way to go before the target sum was reached, it was gratifying that donations were again starting to be made.

This was largely because of the latest campaign of writing letters of appeal directly to companies many of which use some form of radar.

He continued: “Mike and I will continue with our letters of appeal but we also feel that we should again turn for support to the local community and we hope to make relevant announcements in the near future.”

It has also been announced that Mr Tom Church, local sculptor of ‘Braveheart’, has offered to open his studio, where his famous statue and other works are on display, in July with all donations going to the Watson-Watt Society of Brechin.

The society was quick to accept Tom’s generous offer with secretary Brian Mitchell giving notice of the ‘Open Studio’ to take place over the weekend of July 7 and 8.

More details will be given at a later date.

Elected office bearers of the Society are as follows: chairman, Stewart Hill; vice-chairman, Robert Martin, treasurer, Mike Hollan; secretary, Brian Mitchell.

You can support the Watson-Watt Society when making an online purchase by using http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/wwsob

For more information visit http://www.watsonwatt.org/index.htm