A major event to support care for multiple sclerosis sufferers will be held in Glenrothes next month.
The town’s Royal British Legion (Scotland) club will be the venue for the ‘Strictly Ladies Night’, the proceeds of which will benefit a charity, based at Kirkcaldy’s Victoria Hospital and a unit at Cameron Hospital, Windygates.
A ‘male auction’ of boxer Stuart Green and a variety of prizes donated by businesses throughout Fife will be offered at the September 14 event.
Limara Meldrum, one of the organisers, who’s friend’s sister sufferes from the illness, hopes as much money as possible can be raised, adding: “We know it will be greatly received at the hospital.”
Earlier this month, children from the age of two years-old upwards walked over the Forth Road Bridge and back in their pyjamas to raise money for the Sir George Sharp Unit at Cameron Hospital, Windygates, which supports patients with MS andbrain injuries, and also cares for stroke victims.
Organisers Nicolle Millar and Arlene Lithgow said: “Members of our family have been cared for by this unit, so it is something which is very close to us.
“Our kids raised roughly £759, just from the sponsored walk.”
The two women are also involved in organising the Legion event and commented: “We hope to raise as much as possible for this wonderful unit. “
Among those who walked the bridge in addition to Nicolle and Arlene, were: Madyson Lithgow (4), Dwain Lithgow, Mark Rennie, Reahnon Rennie (3), Jordan Millar, Tony Chalmers, Claire Heggie, Hope Lilly Heggie (5), Stacy Blelloch, Tommy Mcintyre,Dean Mcintyre (12), Caitlin Mcintyre (5), Kelly Bowers,Moria Bowers, Charley Cockburn(3), Craig Russel, Payton Russel (3), Tracey Robertson, Sophie Robertson (2), Tommy Nicholson, Nicola Brown,Dylan Nicholson (6),Kelsey Nicholson (5), Jessica Nicholson(2) - and Cooper The Dog(1)!