Disabled sports men and women across the region have received a welcome cash boost following a recent fundraising drive in Glenrothes.
Representatives from Disability Sport Fife (DFS) visited the Kingdom Shopping Centre’s management team this week to collect a cheque for £596 - a contribution towards their charity from money raised during the summer Hippo Parade and Christmas fundraising activities.
The popular annual parade, now in its fouth year, generated interest from 30 nurseries and primary schools across the Glenrothes area, who once again went to great lengths to decorate the hippos which were then displayed throughout the shopping mall.
And as part of the charity initiative and with last year’s sporting theme coinciding with the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow and The Ryder Cup, it was fitting that the recipient charity would be Disability Sport Fife.
Receiving the cheque Richard Brickley, MBE from Disability Sport Fife said: ‘‘We are proud to have been associated with the 2014 Hippo Parade and many thanks to all the agencies and individuals who contributed to the success of the project
“The funding received by DSF will provide a significant number of children, young people and adults with disabilities with weekly quality coach led sports opportunities across Fife”.
Cash will enable 40 sessions to survive
The money gathered from the Hippo Parade and Christmas fundraising activities will be used to support a weekly programme of sporting events for Disability Sport Fife which are so vital to children, athletes and players with a physical, sensory or learning disability.
The donation will enable them to run approximately 40 individual sessions within Fife.
Robert Winter, Kingdom Centre manager said: “ Our thanks go to all our customers who donated money in 2014 to this very worthy charity.”