On Sunday 19th October 2014 at the Peebles Ex-Servicemen’s Club, a presentation took place to express gratitude to some of the local supporters, whom we hadn’t had the chance to thank formally, for the help and contribution they made to a fantastic Memorial Tournament and Family Fun Day on the 31st. May 2014.
The event was a huge success due to the support, help and love of the local people who turned out in abundance. The family and organising committee would like to thank everyone for their help and generosity.
Over £12,000 raised at the 2014 Memorial Tournament and Family Fun Day
At May’s tournament and fun day an amazing £12,380 was raised, which brings the total after 6 years to £105,576.00!!
In line with the aspirations of the fund raising Committee and our Charitable Purpose, £10,000 was agreed to be distributed to various groups.
2014 Distribution of Funds Raised
Of the funds distributed £7,000 went to local teams and £3,000 to Military Charities. Representatives from all recipients were in attendance to receive their donations, shared out as below:
- Peebles Youth Teams: £3,500
- Leithen Vale Sports Club: £500
- Tweeddale Rovers: £500.00
- Peebles Rovers: £500.00
- Over 60’s Peebles team: £200.00
- Leithen Rovers £500.00
- Vale of Leithen £800.00 Disabled Toilet.
- Peebles AMS: £500.00
- Royal Marine Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF) £1000.00
- Woodland Garden (Garden for Royal Marines and Families to reflect and enjoy at 45 Commando in Arbroath.) £1000.00
- Horseback UK £1000.00
In Memory of Alec Lucas
Alec loved football. He played for the Royal Marines and was in the team that won the coveted Navy Cup for 45 Commando Arbroath in 2008. He captained two under-21 International Scotland teams against Wales, winning both home and away matches. He played for the local teams noted above and Dalmore in Auchendinny.
A man who was devoted to and proud of his fiancé and daughter, Alexander James Lucas (Alec) was killed in Action in Helmand Provence 24th Nov 2008 Age 24. He was a Royal Marine Commando, serving with 45 Commando, Condor based in Arbroath.
Next Year’s Event
Next year’s Memorial Tournament and Family Fun Day, will take place on Saturday 30th, May 2015 at Whitestone Park in Peebles. If you would like to get involved, don’t hesitate to get in touch.