01 Jul 2019
Stagecoach West Scotland has donated to Dumfries based ‘Solway Sk8ing Club’. The club is home to some of Dumfries and Galloway's finest figure skaters, with a number of Stagecoach staff having friends and family that attends the club.
Fraser Smith, Business Development Director, Stagecoach West Scotland said: “We take great pride in being a community focused organisation. We’re delighted to be able to support local sporting clubs.”
Solway Sk8ing Club consists of four synchronized skating teams, totalling fifty-seven junior skaters between the ages of seven and twenty-two years old. The skaters who are part of the club mostly live in Dumfries, but some travel from as far as Penpont and Newton Stewart to take part.
Participating in sport has numerous benefits for the young people involved including better health and well-being, improved mental health, confidence building and gaining self-esteem. The team sport also allows the skaters to form strong friendships and develop team skills.
Head Coach, Solway Sk8ing Club, Philip Carter said, “Solway Sk8ing Club will use the very generous donation from Stagecoach West Scotland to invite an international synchronized skating specialist to assist with the choreography of our new season programmes. I would like to thank Stagecoach West Scotland for giving the skaters this opportunity in the upcoming season.”