Dumfries & District Gliding Club Launch Crowd Funder To Repair Storm Damage

Dumfries and District Gliding club has suffered a considerable loss of a self built garage/shed to Storm Arwen.

D&DGC is one of the oldest gliding clubs in the UK, one of only 5 Gliding clubs in Scotland and the only one within the SW of Scotland. Founded in 1929 by six Dumfries men, the club has been teaching people to fly for many decades and is committed to encouraging people of all ages to learn this wonderful skill. Alongside this core activity is the mentoring of novices of all ages through teamwork, maintenance of aircraft and vehicles, and the passing of knowledge between the generations. We also keep, and maintain to flying status, a fleet of vintage Slingsby Skylark aircraft dating from the 1950s and 60s.

The Club is based at Falgunzeon, east of Dalbeattie on the shoulder of Long Fell at 600 feet on the exposed shoulder of the hill. Over the years the club has built various buildings to accommodate the aircraft, provide a clubhouse and a garage/shed for our winch and tow vehicles, most of the work being done by club members.

We were fortunate that our winch and tow car were not damaged but we lost a very valuable amenity and our only source of power, a diesel generator was crushed by the fallen structure.

We are a small club with limited resources and are appealing to the community to help us replace this much needed shed. We are setting up a crowdfunder to cover some of the costs.

Our target is £12,000.00 which would allow us to rebuild a stronger replacement structure suitable for the exposed site from which we fly and we would be very grateful for any donation that you may be able to give.

If you would like to donate –

Crowd funder: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/ddgc-shed-replacement

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