Festive appeal dream team

There was a collection for the Foodbank Appeal before East Fife's game against Montrose on Saturday (picture by George McLuskie)
There was a collection for the Foodbank Appeal before East Fife's game against Montrose on Saturday (picture by George McLuskie)

Various squads associated with East Fife FC have scored a winner in our newspaper group’s festive Foodbank Appeal.

East Fife Girls and Ladies’ squad, East Fife Youth Academy (EFYA), and the club itself, have provided a drop-off point at Bayview for people to donate goods to the Levenmouth Foodbank, in the appeal being run by the East Fife Mail and its sister titles the Fife Free Press, Glenrothes Gazette, St Andrews Citizen and Fife Herald.

Another community drop-off point has been created at Mr Mechanic in College Street, Buckhaven, where one of the bosses, Robert Cargill, is an associate director of East Fife FC.

We’re asking readers to contribute food to help families who may struggle to feed themselves and their families this Christmas.

And we hope the venture can also play a big part in removing the need for foodbanks altogether.

The East Fife FC collection is running until Monday, December 15.

The three main protagonists are engaging in their own triangular ‘tournament’ – whoever raises the most is in line for 20 new footballs, to be donated by Agenda in Leven.

The drop-off points are open from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday and can accept any non-perishable food donations.

More information was available on EFYA’s Facebook page.

Lorna McAuley, head of EFYA, said: “It’s right on our doorstep, and it’s quite important for all of us to make sure the families in the area are all supported and cannot be in the situation where they are going without something to eat.”

EFYA and the ladies’ squads in particular were “all about the community aspect”, added Lorna, and the purpose was “to deliver that bit extra.”