Elgin pitch in to thank NHS: Elgin City’s Borough Briggs pitch displayed a special message to the heroes of the NHS thanking them for their efforts during the Covid-19 crisis.
Club director and groundsman Cecil Jack came up with a unique way for City to express their gratitude by marking a huge love heart and the words “Thank you NHS” in the centre of the park.
The club then recruited local firm Rotorworx Aerial Media and Andy Innes Aerial Photography to take drone pictures of the markings, which then went down a storm on City’s Facebook page.
Jack teamed up with fellow ground helper and former director Jim Farquhar to do the design.
“I was thinking what we could do on the pitch so I phoned Jim and asked him how good he thought he was with the wheelbarrow and the pitch lining,” he said.
“Jim said his grandson had been doing something at the school with a heart so we concocted a plan and then we decided what to do from there.
“It was quite a fun thing to do.”
Club secretary Keiran Carty organised the drone photography to ensure the finished product could get the best exposure from high above the stadium.
“The NHS have been absolutely fantastic with any experiences I have had and I think everyone agrees with that,” Jack added.
“They do a great job and you find that out in times like these so we just wanted to do a small gesture to show our thanks.
“It would have needed a lot more writing to include the other essential workers but their work was very much in our thoughts as well when we did this.”
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