Carols for Maggie’s ...

Organiser Karen Drummond. Pic: FPA
Organiser Karen Drummond. Pic: FPA

On a dark winter’s night in the run up to Christmas, what better way to spend an evening than in the company of others at a special carol service.

And Fifers are being invited to do just that in Kirkcaldy on Saturday, November 29.

St Bryce Kirk in the town’s St Brycedale Avenue will be opening its doors and welcoming in the community as it is the venue for a carol service being held in aid of our Maggie’s Centre.

The fundraising event for the cancer care centre has been organised by local woman Karen Drummond.

The principal teacher of Fife Performing Arts Academy decided to organise the festive event for the centre in the ground of the Victoria Hospital to help them raise funds during the Christmas period after learning that the charity’s Fife centre is the only one that does not have a Christmas carol concert.

Having lost both her parents to cancer and having taken part in several charity events in the past, Karen was happy to use the expertise and professional tutors from the performing arts academy to help the charity.

And members of Fife Performing Arts Academy will be playing a big part in the service, which celebrates the start of this year’s Christmas festivities, and is taking place on the same day as Kirkcaldy’s festive lights switch on.

In the atmospheric surroundings of the church, there will be carols and songs by popular Scottish singer songwriter Horse McDonald, as well as local school children.

There will also be readings by Elspeth Salter, Maggie’s Fife Centre Head and Dr Bob Grant, chairman of the fundraising board.

But helping to organise the carol service is not the only way in which the performing arts academy is helping Maggie’s this year.

The academy’s pantomime in Lochgelly Centre on December 20 will see profits split between Maggie’s Fife and Gordon’s Challenge for motor neuron disease.

Tumong Edwards, Maggie’s Fife fundraiser, added: “I am delighted that local young people and school children will be coming together to share the stage with Horse McDonald and perform music to kick start the festive season.”

Ticket details

The carol service in St Bryce Kirk starts at 6.00 p.m on Saturday, November 29.

All are welcome to come along and get into the festive spirit for a very good cause.

Tickets for the event are still available, priced £10 each and £5 for children.

To buy tickets contact Louise Duncan at Maggie’s Fife on (01592) 643355 ext. 28868 or visit www.maggiescentres.org for more details.