Save the Crook receives £25k donation
Alan Ferguson • Published 22 Oct 2012 09:30 0 Comments
CAMPAIGNERS who are fighting to save their local pub have had their largest donation yet.
The gift of £25,000 was made by SSE Renewables on October 16.
It comes just days after the Peeblesshire News revealed a thief had stolen lead from the inn's roof.
The damage was estimated to be thousands of pounds and a "massive setback".
Save the Crook is a movement to raise £160,000 to save the historical pub in Tweedsmuir.
So far they've raised £100,000.
But campaign chiefs are astounded at the generous donation which been a huge moral boost for the group.
James Welch, Director of Tweedsmuir Community Company said: "The campaign to save the Crook Inn is gathering momentum and the support to date from SSE Renewables has been critical through sponsoring activities such as the music festival and supporting our long-term plans through the Clyde Wind Farm fund.
"So far we have raised over £100,000 towards securing the Crook Inn for community use.
"And with further community support we are hopeful that we will reach our target to raise £160,000 by the end of 2012."
SSE Renewables Community Investment Advisor for Clyde Wind Farm, Ciara Wilson, has told the Peeblesshire News they're glad to be supporting the campaign.
She said: "SSE Renewables is proud to support the Crook Inn campaign and we are pleased that the Tweedsmuir Community Company has been successful with their recent funding application.
"It's a real testament to the hard work done locally that people in the area are already enjoying the benefits of the Clyde fund just a year after it launched."
This article appeared in Peeblesshire News 23 Oct 12
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