Legends support pavilion plan

The proposed Howe of Fife sports hub in Duffus Park.
The proposed Howe of Fife sports hub in Duffus Park.

Two legends of Scottish rugby are throwing their considerable weight behind the building of a new pavilion for Howe of Fife rugby club in Cupar.

Doddy Weir and John Beattie will speak at a Sports Person’s Dinner at the Old Course Hotel, in St Andrews on June 28 as part of the club’s fundraising efforts.

In total, the project which will provide meeting and changing facilities for a range of community sports clubs using the Duffus Park in Cupar, will cost £1.2 million.

Through their Investors in Community grant scheme Fife Council has already backed the project with an offer of £450,000.

The club have also been awarded £60,000 from the Robertson Trust and just this week received £20,000 from the Bruce Trust, thus enabling the Howe to submit a funding application to Sport Scotland.

Howe club secretary Alison Murray said: “As part of the overall effort to raise the money for the project, the club has to prove it is also doing its bit in fundraising.

“That is why we are organising a high profile fundraising dinner and we are delighted that two former Scottish rugby stars are coming along to speak.”

She added: “The dinner follows a golf tournament at the Duke’s Course where again fundraising will be linked into the opportunity to play on one of the top golf courses in the country.”

Teams of four are invited to a ‘Shotgun’ start. The evening will end with an Auction of Lots with all the proceeds from both events going to the Redevelopment Fund.

To support this project and for details of how to apply for tickets for the golf tournament or dinner contact Alison Murray by email at howerfc@btinternet.com or visit the website www.howerugby.co.uk

More information is also available at www.facebook.com/howerugbyduffus.