A CARING community raised £3300 for a Burntisland family – in just one day.
The huge amount has been collected for the Brodie Macgregor Fund to help the family of the 15-year-old Balwearie High School pupil who has been struck down by leukaemia.
Brodie, of the town’s Grange Road, was on a family holiday when she took unwell very suddenly and was diagnosed with the blood cancer at a London hospital.
She has spent the last six weeks receiving treatment in the Sick Children’s Hospital in Edinburgh.
After hearing of her illness, friends of the family set up the Brodie Macgregor Fund and arranged a family fun day at the town’s Toll Centre on Saturday.
It featured stalls, children’s entertainment, a raffle and other events, as well as a disco and raffle at the Sands Hotel in the town after the fun day on Saturday night.
And four generous teenagers Darren Dingwall (13), Josh Collen (15), Jacob Gray (15) and Lewis Haig (15), all friends of Brodie’s at Balwearie also got in on the act by having their heads shaved by Darren’s mum Lesley and her clippers.
Between them the boys raised £318, with all proceeds going to the fund.
Lesley said: “They organised it all themselves, going round the doors and shops for sponsors in just one afternoon. I am very proud of them.”
Maxine Walker, who organised the funday with her husband Mark and friend Julie Lindsay, said it had gone very well.
“There was a great turnout on the day and even late on in the afternoon there were still people coming along.
‘‘We had lots and lots of donations handed in.
‘‘And even if people couldn’t make it along on the day they have been giving us donations which is fantastic.
“The total so far is £3290.44 and we still have money to come from the sponsored walk up the Binn Hill.
‘‘Twenty-five people took part in, including Mark’s 81-year-old dad, John Walker, who insisted in doing the walk.”
A Quiz Night was due to take place in the Jubilee Tavern in Burntisland last night to further boost funds.