Big-hearted bobbies bike for Brooke

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OFFICERS and staff from Tayside Police, including several from Montrose, took part in a sponsored cycle on Sunday over a challenging route through Angus in aid of Brooke’s Dream.

Brooke Ramsay is a seven-year-old girl from Carnoustie who suffers from cerebral palsy, and who needs specialist treatment.

The challenge took the cyclists on a route of approximately 50 miles which started in Montrose and went to Carnoustie, but also taking in police offices in Brechin, Forfar, Friockheim and Arbroath.

The cyclists were encouraged by support from colleagues, friends, family and local businesses during the day.

Jamieson Removals, Brechin, donated a support vehicle, The Stables, Brechin, provided packed lunches and The Railway, Friockheim, donated pies and soft drinks.

The sponsored cycle is expected to have raised £1,000 for Brooke.

Her parents, Stewart and Laura, say they have been overwhelmed by the response from the community. It has once again demonstrated how towns and villages in Angus take youngsters to their hearts when they require treatment that the NHS does not provide, and is only available at a huge cost in America or in Europe.