Christmas carols for Maggie’s in the company of Horse ...

Horse McDonald will perform at the carol service in St Bryce Kirk.  Pic by Walter Neilson.
Horse McDonald will perform at the carol service in St Bryce Kirk. Pic by Walter Neilson.

Singer songwriter Horse McDonald will perform alongside local school children and members of Fife Performing Arts Academy at a carol service in aid of our Maggie’s Centre next month.

The event, which is being organised by Kirkcaldy woman, Karen Drummond, will take place at the town’s St Bryce Kirk on November 29.

Karen, who runs Fife Performing Arts Academy, decided to organise a carol service for the local Maggie’s Centre to help them raise funds during the Christmas period.

She explained: “At a fundraising event my daughter Michaella got chatting to Tu who informed her that Fife is the only centre that does not have a Christmas Carol concert.

“I lost both my parents to cancer and have taken part in several charity events.

“I realised with our expertise and professional tutors this was something we could help Maggie’s Fife organise.

“After seeing for ourselves the fantastic work that the Maggie’s centre does we decided that the Academy would also perform a Pantomime in Lochgelly Centre with profits being split between Maggie’s and Gordon’s Challenge for motor neuron disease.”

As well as carols and songs from Horse, Fife Performing Arts Academy and the school children, there will be readings by Maggie’s Fife centre head Elspeth Salter and chairman of the centre’s fundraising board, Dr Bob Grant.

And singer songwriter Horse told the Press this week that she’s pleased to be a part of the service.

She said: “I’ve never performed at a proper carol concert before so I’m looking forward to it very much.

“I’m a Fifer so of all the Maggie’s Centres it makes sense to support the one in Fife.

“I visited last year and was just completely blown away by the whole holistic way of dealing with people and it seems to be done with love.

“When my mum died of ovarian cancer there wasn’t anything like Maggie’s Centres where she was. I would have loved it if there was.

“So when I was asked I was happy to get involved.

“I’m looking forward to that nice warm glow you get from carols.

“It will be a wonderful evening.”

Tumong Edwards, centre fundraiser, said: “I am delighted that Karen and Michaella offered to help organise a carol service and that local young people and school children will also be coming together to share the stage with Horse McDonald.

“The funds raised would be very much appreciated by our visitors and will help with the growing need for the centre.”