Inspired by a time-travelling science-fiction hero, the construction students of D&A College have built their very own TARDIS to help in the fight against cancer.
The students were supporting the Silver Wellies Relay for Life team who will be staging a 24-hour relay around Arbroath United Cricket Club’s pitch in September for Cancer Research UK.
A group of introduction to construction students spent about four weeks building the 4ft x 4ft x 8ft replica time machine that will be showcased at the relay which, this year, has a television show theme.
“We receive requests from a range of local nurseries, primary schools, and charity organisations to help design and build a variety of items,” said Steve Rennie, construction lecturer.
“Often the nature of the request sets an ideal challenge for the students, helping develop their design and problem solving abilities while at the same time increasing their employability skills.
“This year we were delighted to support the Silver Wellies Relay for Life team.”
The students used reclaimed materials to create the TARDIS and Howden’s Joinery, Arbroath, donated a door for the project.
This is the fourth year that the Silver Wellies Team have taken part in the Relay for Life and they have already raised £5000 this year.
Last year’s total was £9000.
The Arbroath Relay For Life is a huge annual event that attracts dozens of fundraising teams who hold events throughout the year to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
The 2014 Relay for Life broke all previous Arbroath records, with just over £155,000 raised in the fight against cancer.