Like most voluntary organisations 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 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 £1000.00 to Southern 100 Clerk of Course, Peter Oates at a social evening held at The Old Market Inn, Douglas recently, bringing the total amount she has raised to £14,384.00 over the last 25-years.
Mrs Clague raises the money in various ways, making hand-made Greetings Cards, keyrings, 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, Dave, and Jayne as they have her greeting cards and bottles on display and for sale at very reasonable prices!
Peter Oates 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.’
After the cheque presentation and photos everyone enjoyed an excellent ‘Race Control’ buffet, prepared, and provided by Tricia.
Photos courtesy of Mark Falconer