Letter to all Donors
In November we held the dinner at the Prestonfield House Hotel in aid of the Legacy Project and the My Name5 Doddie Foundation. Through your generosity, we managed to raise the sum of £15,145 for the Foundation, and £22,167 for the Legacy Project.
We presented Doddie with the cheque on Boxing Day and I enclose a photo of the presentation being made just before the match against Gala.
We are in discussions with our landlords the Ormiston Trust as to how the project is to be delivered and we shall be meeting the Trustees in the near future.
We now have planning permission for the 3G pitch and floodlights and we will be seeking to secure the funding offered by Sports Scotland and Scottish Borders Council.
The Super Six proposals from the SRU are under discussion, and until the club knows whether it is going to be in Super Six, and how this will affect Scottish rugby funding, there will inevitably be a slight pause in taking the Legacy Project forward. However, the SRU remains committed to the Legacy Project.
We would also like to thank Emma McCallum for her hard work over the summer on the successful Crowdfunder (which raised around £20,000) and organising the Prestonfield dinner. She is also initiating other funding applications, and hopefully some will be successful!