Welcome Colin Coupland:
Originally from Kirkton, now living in Dumfries with his partner Isabel, Colin works in Arla’s dairy, producing milk, also acting as a health and safety facilitator and a first aider.
Colin lives for his family and is a proud father and grandpa, enjoying time with his five grandkids for whom he leads a healthy lifestyle.
Away from family matters, colin is an active charity fund-raiser, organising events to raise money for worthy organisations including Prostate Buddies D & G, as some of his friends are battling PC, others have lost their lives to it. He realises the value of raising PC awareness to encourage men to visit their doctors if they have symptoms. Colin is also Vice Chair of the Solway Vehicle Enthusiasts Club which is dedicated to raising charity funds through numerous events. Colin is also keen on amateur photography, classic cars and vintage tractors and a close friend of one of our Buddies, Robert Copland
Welcome to Dougie Smith:
Dougie Smith is a driver with A W Jenkinson Forest Products, for whom he has worked since 1998 and while he’s had lots of different tasks within the company, his current run is from BSW Fort William to Jenkinsons at Penrith, carrying wood shavings, meaning he travels the Highland Highway daily.Dougie is passionate about classic cars and other vehicles and they are involved more often than not in his regular fund-raising activities, his latest acquisition, a Ferrari, already committed to being on our stands at the shows we attend.
Dougie generously supports two cancer charities, the Breast Cancer Ladies at Heathhall Garden Centre and of course, Prostate Buddies D & G, particularly because every penny raised is spent right here and doesn’t go nationwide. He adds that the cause is close to his heart as his papa had a lot of cancer trouble years ago but with no support, he passed away with the disease.
This is why he is so keen to support Prostate Buddies who provide vital support to men who have the disease, whilst also raising awareness of it’s dangers to others. Another close friend of our Buddy Robert Copland.