Like most voluntary organisati
ons there are people who ‘work’ tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure their favourite pastime, hobby, or sport (sometimes all three) thrive.
Within the Southern 100 Race organisation, one such person is Tricia Clague, who for the past twenty-two years has looked after the Race Control Hospitality.
However, since 1996 in the background, she has quietly worked away raising funds for the Southern 100 Supporters Club, which provides funds for purchasing safety equipment around the Colas Billown Course and assisting riders and their families when the need arises.
Tricia presented her latest donation amounting to £1250.00 to Southern 100 Chief Timekeeper, Kevin Brookes at a social evening held at The Old Market Inn, Douglas recently, bringing the total amount she has raised to £17,034.50 over the last 27-years.
Mrs Clague raises the money in various ways, making hand-made Greetings Cards, key-rings, decorating empty wine bottles along with other ideas that have been thought of over the years.
Tricia is indebted to mine hosts of The Old Market, Colin, Kath and staff as they have her greeting cards and bottles on display and for sale at very reasonable prices!
Kevin Brookes thanked Tricia for her generous donation saying: ‘You never fail to surprise us with your donations each year raised with much effort on our behalf and the Supporters Cub is extremely grateful to you.’
Thanking everyone present, including Committee Members and close friends Tricia Said: ‘Firstly I must thank everyone who bought greetings cards and other items during the past year, which added up to the amount handed over to the Supporters Club this evening.
‘The Southern 100 has been such a huge part of my life and I’m looking forward to being back in Race Control at Billown and looking after the crew based there. Thank you all for supporting me this evening, it is much appreciated.’
After the cheque presentation and photos everyone enjoyed an excellent ‘Race Control’ buffet, prepared, and provided by Tricia.
Photo courtesy of Mark Falconer