Hippo-sport-a-must in Glenrothes

Hippo Parade is back in the Kingdom Centre. Pics: George McLuskie
Hippo Parade is back in the Kingdom Centre. Pics: George McLuskie

The Hippo Parade is back for another year in the Kingdom Shopping Centre and this year it’s bigger and better than ever!

Fifteen local nurseries and 16 local primary schools are involved in the community arts project and all donations will be granted to Disability Sport Fife based at the Michael Woods Centre in Glenrothes.

The charity was established in 1977 to provide sports opportunities for children, young people and adults with a physical, sensory or learning disability.

They also designed a hippo - Lindsay Mackie from the Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre took the lead and created a hippo which displays a wide range of the indoor, outdoor and water based activities that are available across Fife Sports and Leisure Trust facilities.

The decorated hippo was delivered safely to the town centre to sit proudly beside those from local nurseries and schools.

Four hundred children gathered to watch their sporty themed hippos be unveiled in the mall with the Yvonne Gray Dance School putting on a dance routine for the children to follow, which officially launched the Hippo Parade open!

Shoppers can vote for their favourite hippo in the mall or online via the Kingdom Shopping Centre website and Facebook page, with a closing date of August 13.

The nursery and primary with the most votes will each win £500 and a sponsorship of a hippo at Edinburgh Zoo.