Easter fun in the sun

Fun day at Letham Glen. All pictures by Fife Photo Agency and George McLuskie
Fun day at Letham Glen. All pictures by Fife Photo Agency and George McLuskie

The sun drew the crowds to Letham Glen this weekend for two days of packed events to mark Easter and raise awareness of a local charity.

n Saturday, Austism Rocks, set up by local woman Liza Quin, welcomed members and locals alike to the park to raise awareness of the charity, which was set up last year, and to raise some funds.

Liza told the Mail: “It was a fantastic day. The main purpose of the event was to raise awareness of autism and for Autism Rocks and we had lots of members of the public coming up to ask questions on the day, which was great.

“That was the best part - getting to speak to the community, and knowing that people have heard about us and now recognise the Autism Rocks logo.”

The group managed to raise a fantastic £415 on the day.

“I was gobsmacked we managed to raise so much,” said Liza. “A lot of our members came down with their kids, which was great, because for kids with autism it can be hard to go to the park normally, but they all seemed so comfortable and were really enjoying themselves.”

The next Austism Rocks event will be at Buckhaven Bowling Club on April 19 from 2.30 p.m.

On Sunday, Easter arrived at the Glen and the crowds swarmed as the sun shone.

There were giant inflatables, which proved very popular, as well as entertainment and Easter crafts in the community hub, and even a Welsh pony.

Caroline Mitchell ,who runs the hub, said: “Around 2000 people came through the Glen on Sunday – I just couldn’t believe the amount of people. The community came out, and anything we put on here is always really well attended. We’re going to be doing more in the summer, and I want to try and get funding so that we can put even bigger and better events on.”

It was a fantastic day. The main purpose of the event was to raise awareness of autism and for Autism Rocks and we had lots of members of the public coming up to ask questions on the day, which was great

Liza Quin, Autism Rocks