Class in a spin for local good causes

​The class will embark on its fundraising on Friday.​The class will embark on its fundraising on Friday.
​The class will embark on its fundraising on Friday.
Members of Carnoustie Sports Centre’s spin class will be putting more than their shoulders to the wheel this weekend in aid of local causes.

The group is taking part in a 24-hour ‘Pedal for Pounds’ event tomorrow (Friday).

ANGUSalive instructor Bruce Whamond decided to raise funds for local swimmer Beth Greig and Maggie’s Dundee. Bruce’s idea quickly evolved into a relay with his class participants who wanted to help to keep the pedals turning.

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Beth competes for GB Down Syndrome Swim Team. She also volunteers with ANGUSalive by assisting a swim coach at Forfar Community Campus. Beth self-funds her travels to competitions and events and monies raised will help her to continue.

Bruce said: “What started out as crazy idea snowballed into a great opportunity to do something that could really make a difference. I believe in the philosophy that the little things that we do can make a big difference if we all do it together. ”

Maggie’s provides free practical and emotional support for people living with cancer, and their loved ones.

Karen MacKinnon, Dundee centre manager, said: “Maggie’s Dundee relies on donations and fundraising which allow us to continue to develop our unique, high quality programme of support. Everyone at Maggie’s sends the very best of luck and is hugely thankful to Bruce and Pedal for Pounds for choosing to support us.”

Donations can be made at

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