An appeal has been made to get Largo Children’s Gala back off the ground after a lack of committee saw this year’s stutter to a halt.
Following last year’s event, former chairman Gillian Richards made a plea for new committee members as she was stepping down - but her appeal went unanswered resulting in a Gala-shaped hole over the weekend.
Speaking to the Mail, Gillian said it was “gutting” that the Gala would not be going ahead.
“I cannot remember the last time there wasn’t a Gala in Largo,” she said.
“It really is such a shame.
“The thing is, it is definitely not down to a lack of funds, there’s plenty of money to put on a Gala. It’s just that there was nobody willing to take the time to keep it going.
“We made it clear last year that we needed new committee members but no-one came forward.”
A whole new commitee will now need to be formed if that Gala is to go ahead for 2015.
“You need to start thinking about organising it around March,” said Gillian. “It doesn’t take a lot, it’s not difficult, but it’s just getting bums on seats.”
Local councillor Tom Adams, chairman of the Levenmouth area committee, was dismayed to hear that the Gala would not be going ahead and joined the plea to locals to get involved to bring it back for next year.
“It’s really quite disappointing that this is not going ahead this year.
“I would definitely ask that people come forward to help bring this back next year because people look forward to things like this.
“There are plenty of people in Lundin Links and Largo who could come forward and offer to be a volunteer.”