QUEENSFERRY group, GreenFerry Trust got off to a flying start this week in their bid to win a £6000 from the Royal Bank of Scotland Community Force Awards.
The group hopes to win enough money to build the next stages of their mountain bike track near Port Edgar.
Over the weekend, votes for the group have leapt from 126 to almost 300, and this number is still rising. Only one other group in Scotland has so far gathered more than 200 votes.
Joyce Faulkner, GreenFerry chair, said: “I got loads of people to vote for us where I work at Stevenson College. That really helped. Some people even gave me permission to vote on their behalf.”
Joyce also contacted various groups such as local ramblers, Queensferry Business Association, Rotary, Picnic Book Club, and the WRI.
She put details onto Facebook pages for the VAT RUN, QDCC and others and also encouraged people to send the details on, and very soon votes were coming in from America, Canada, and as far afield as Australia where even a complete stranger offered to vote too.
Joyce added: “It wasn’t easy – I’d completely forgotten about the October holiday and couldn’t contact all the schools, but pleased with what we’ve managed to do. We just have to keep this up now.”
Voting closes this Sunday, October 23. Anyone who wishes Joyce to vote for GreenFerry Trust on their behalf should send an e-mail with “Yes” in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, they can register on the RBS Community Force website, then log in and search the projects for GreenFerry Trust.
Results will be announced in November.