Concert and coffee for charity

Elizabeth Birrell, left, Ian Birrell, and Eleanor Bowman.
Elizabeth Birrell, left, Ian Birrell, and Eleanor Bowman.

GENEROUS East Neuk residents have helped raise a four-figure sum for a deserving charitable cause.

A coffee morning in Pittenweem Church Hall gathered around £1200 for PSP – Progressive Supranuclear Palsy – a rare, degenerative and terminal brain disease.

Behind the venture were Cellardyke couple Elizabeth and Ian Birrell, familiar to many from their years at the helm of the Craw’s Nest Hotel in Anstruther.

Ian has the condition and Elizabeth explained: “We are seeking to raise awareness of this horrible disease, as it robs people of their ability to walk, talk, see or swallow.”

Around 100 people attended the coffee morning, which featured a baking stall, raffles and donations.

Elizabeth and Ian are pictured with Eleanor Bowman, right, Elizabeth’s sister, who runs the East Neuk Wheelchair Appeal.

Cellardyke Town Hall also staged a musical night yesterday (Saturday) with tribute bands in aid of both charities.