Hundreds raised in memory of Beezy

Jane Lister, who organised the event. Pics by George McLuskie
Jane Lister, who organised the event. Pics by George McLuskie

A local woman has issued a heartfelt thanks to the local community after a fundraiser in memory of her dad raised more than £650.

Jane Lister organised a schools football competition for the first time in 2013, as a memorial to her dad Beezy Walker, a former Raith Rovers player and football coach.

Over the last two years, she has raised over £1000 for Maggie’s and is hoping that donations still due to come in will help to double that total this year. For the first time, she has also been raising money for local children’s cancer charity Love Oliver.

As well as the football competition, which was played at Buckhaven’s Sandwell Park on Friday, Jane also organised a fundraiser at the British Legion in Methihill, which featured a tombola, raffle and auction of football goodies.

Pupils from Methilhill, East Weymss, Buckhaven, Aberhill, Kennoway and Foulford took part in the football competition, with the final played out between Kennoway and Buckhaven A team. Kennoway were declared the victors with a smashing 4-1 win.

Medals were presented by Scott Wallace, lead community coach at East Fife Football Club, while Ryan Ndojag and Mirren Lumsden were named Players of the Tournament.

Jane thanked everyone for their support on the day, especially Susan Wilkie and Debbie Liddle from Buckhaven Primary School.

Jennifer Gill with son Micah, big brother of Oliver.

Jennifer Gill with son Micah, big brother of Oliver.