A tasty treat to raise funds for cancer kids

The college students who have organised this month's fundraising dinner for the Teenage Cancer Trust with lecturer Fiona McLeod.
The college students who have organised this month's fundraising dinner for the Teenage Cancer Trust with lecturer Fiona McLeod.

Fife College students are whipping up a tasty treat later this month to raise much-needed funds for teenagers with cancer.

The group of seven students, who all study hospitality management at Fife College’s St Brycedale Campus in Kirkcaldy, have been hard at work planning and co-ordinating the event which is set to be one of the highlights of the college calendar.

The event is to raise as much as possible for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The dinner at the college’s Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline on Friday, April 24 at 7.00 p.m, will feature guest speaker Provost Jim Leishman, former Dunfermline Athletic football club player and manager who will also compere the auction.

Prizes include a meal for four and round of golf at the Old Course, St Andrews; hospitality tickets for Murrayfield; a four night stay in a cottage in Arisaig; and an annual family membership with the Scottish National Trust.

Entertainment will be provided by John Caldicott, Kirkcaldy acoustic guitarist and college theatre students will also be performing on the night.

Guests will be treated to a delicious three-course dinner prepared by students and led by the chef lecturers, Eadie Manson and Pamela Fowlis.

Eadie is the college’s very own celebrity chef and appears regularly on TV cookery programmes and adverts. Pamela is an award winning chef having won a number of UK and international competitions.

Fiona McLeod, lecturer, said: “We are delighted to be holding this fantastic event which alongside being a great night out is also extremely worthwhile as it will help raise much needed funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The students have been working extremely hard.”

Sharon Sheridan, regional fundraiser for the Teenage Cancer Trust, East of Scotland, said: “We are delighted Fife College has chosen the Teenage Cancer Trust as their charity for the year.

“The students are doing a great job and we hope the Fife community will support them and the charity by coming along on the night.” Tickets are available now and cost £45 per person. To book email: fionamcleod@fife.ac.uk