Race­course red- dy to help

Ayrshire Post - - NEWS -

One of Ayr’s big­gest build­ings has turned red to raise aware­ness for Re­mem­brance week­end.

The town’s race­course is glow­ing ev­ery night un­til Novem­ber 12 in a pow­er­ful and vis­ual show of sup­port for the Scot­tish Poppy Ap­peal.

More than 30 iconic land­marks across Scot­land are tak­ing part to sup­port this year’s ap­peal.

Gor­don Michie, head of fundrais­ing at Pop­pyscot­land, said: “We hope that when peo­ple see a won­der­ful iconic venue like Ayr Race­course glow­ing red over the Re­mem­brance week­end they will think about the many ways they, too, can go the ex­tra mile in their sup­port for this year’s Poppy Ap­peal.

“Whether it’s putting a lit­tle bit more in the Poppy tin, or do­ing some­thing com­pletely dif­fer­ent to raise money, ev­ery penny helps us to of­fer life- chang­ing sup­port so we can be there when they call for backup.”

David Brown, Ayr Race­course man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, added: “We have a long stand­ing re­la­tion­ship with Pop­pyscot­land and we have lit up the race­course at this time of year for sev­eral years now.

“It is a real talk­ing point lo­cally and we are de­lighted to be in­volved again this year.

“This light­ing cre­ates a very pow­er­ful vis­ual im­age. It’s very dra­matic to see the main en­trance of the Race­course lit in red. I hope this ini­tia­tive helps Pop­pyscot­land raise even more money for their ap­peal.”

Turn­ing red Ayr Race­course sup­ports Poppy Ap­peal

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