NEWS Thursday 19th December 2013, 9:41pm

by Toby Lerone

  Edinburgh Monarchs

Last week we thought we were approaching the half way stage in our fund raising for our air fence. This week there is no doubt that we have and greatly surpassed the 50% mark.

The Cookie Year book and 2014 calendar continue to sell well and add significantly to the fund each week but the big contributor in the last week has been the number of donors that have come forward to sponsor the air bags themselves. Of the thirty three air bags that will form the safety fence in 2014 we now have commitments for 29. So as we approach Christmas we require only four more donors to complete our sponsored barrier.

The big announcement that we made earlier in the week sees us opening our 2014 season with an Air Fence Challenge against the new look Glasgow Tigers. It is a two legged affair with Armadale playing host first on 28th March with the return at Ashfield on Sunday 30th. We are very hopeful that our meeting will bridge the final gap to our target of £20,000.

After another highly successful week the Air fence Fund now stands at £11286.33. Thank you all for your continued support.