Gig to help boost foodbank


A fundraising music gig in aid of Glenrothes Foodbank and featuring a number of local bands is set to take place this weekend.

The event, which has been organised by Raegan Gallagher at the Greenside Hotel in Leslie, will take place on Sunday, just a matter of days after the foodbank opened in the town.

The opening took place yesterday (Tuesday) as the Gazette went to press.

Raegan explained he was keen to do what he could to help raise both money and awareness of the project.

He said: “When I heard about the foodbank, it was kind of a shock that Glenrothes would need one. You don’t think of these things being so close to home.

“I wanted to do something to help raise money and also awareness of the issue in the area.”

Eight bands are lined up to play at the Greenside on Sunday, including Root System, Vertebrae, Nade, Kwak, The Twistettes, Auxygen, The Ellies and Polar Haze.

Maureen Power, development worker for Glenrothes Foodbank, said: “The money will make a huge difference because a lot of the food we have on the list is non-perishable or long life.

“There are other items which are needed that are perhaps perishable or of a personal nature, such as women’s hygiene items and nappies, that we may not receive through donations.

“Money, like that raised from this event, can be used to add these goods to the donations we receive.

“We want the foodbank to be a caring provision and want people to leave feeling a bit better than when they came in.”

Doors open for the gig at 3.00 p.m. and all donations will be given to the charity. Members of the public are asked not to bring donations of food to the gig, which is open to those aged 14 and over. Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult.