A FUND set up to help the family of a Burntisland girl struck down by leukeamia is expected to raise over £5000.
A fun day held in the town’s Toll Centre last Saturday, followed by a family disco in the Sands Hotel raised almost £3300 in one afternoon for Brodie MacGregor (15), who was diagnosed with the blood cancer in July.
She has spent the past six weeks receiving treatment at the Sick Kids hospital in Edinburgh.
Four of Brodie’s friends and fellow Balwearie High School pupils – Darren Dingwall (13), Josh Collen (15), Jacob Gray (15) and Lewis Haig (15), all contributed to the total, raising £318 by having their heads shaved.
At the weekend ‘Gig in the Garden,’ a charity event held in the former garden of Adam Smith’s house in the High Street added a further £300 to the total.
A quiz night in the Jubilee Tavern, Burntisland, made another £166 and a dress down day by pupils from Burntisland Primary gave the fund a massive boost of £600.
Money is still coming in from a sponsored Binn Hill walk held last Sunday.
All in, organisers Maxine Walker, her husband Mark and family friend Julie Lindsay expect to have raised well over £5000.
Joanne Jarvie of Main Stage Events, which organised ‘Gig in the Garden’ to test the Adam Smith Garden as a live entertainment venue, said the day had gone very well.
“We had around 130 people there, with a good mixture of bands and spectators ranging in age from two years to grannies and grandads supporting their grandchildren,” she explained.
“We had a tombola and there was an auction for a Raith Rovers signed shirt and it all went really well.
‘‘We had a few showers throughout the afternoon, but it didn’t stop people enjoying themselves.”