School kids benefit from birthday cash

Rimbleton Primary School- trikes donated by Bryan Gregory (June Gregory -red coat) & Ewan Trousdale Head teacher.
Rimbleton Primary School- trikes donated by Bryan Gregory (June Gregory -red coat) & Ewan Trousdale Head teacher.

Pupils and staff at Rimbleton Primary School were delighted to take delivery of two specially modified trikes this week, reports NEIL HENDERSON .

The bikes were the result of a generous donation following a 50th birthday party for Glenrothes man, Bryan Gregory.

Bryan, known locally as ‘Bibs’ asked party guests to make a donation rather than bring a present and the gesture raised an impressive total of £960.

Bryan then approached Rimbleton Primary School to see how they wanted to use the money raised.

Bryan negotiated with Andy Hain at Andy’s Bike Shop in Leslie to provide a substantial discount for the purchase of two Mission Trilogy Trikes for the school.

Following a number of modifications the bikes have now been delivered to the school, ready for the children to enjoy.

Head teacher, Ewan Trousdale was delighted by the generosity of the donation. He said: “ We are so grateful for the donation that Bryan has made.

“The trikes are for our three additional support classes, they will offer an added learning experience for the children.” He added: “The look of joy on the children’s faces when the bikes arrived was real something special.

“I’m certain that the children will get a lot of pleasure from these. They will also help the children with balance and coordination.”

Bryan’s mum, June was at the school to see the trike arrive, she said: “Bryan didn’t want any fuss, he just wanted the kids to benefit from the money, they are delighted.”