Live music club helps ease Gala funding blues

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A plea made in last week’s Fife Herald by Cupar Children’s Gala for greater support from the community, resulted in an almost immediate donation of £150.

Cupar’s Blues and Beyond Club handed over a cheque to gala chairperson Ali Rankin at its gig on Friday evening.

One of the founders and organisers Charlie Milne said: “This is the third grant made this year with similar amounts having been handed over to the Cupar Christmas lights appeal and Sustainable Cupar.

“We have all had kids who have benefitted from the gala . It’s not only the event on the day which benefits the town but the planning put into it by the different groups and the sense of excitement and anticipation enjoyed by the kids participating .We hope others in the community will rally round to support the Gala committee .”

Chairperson Ali Rankin said the committee were delighted by the club’s donation.

The blues club has been promoting live music in the town for the last ten years.In addition to keeping music live in Cupar, the club regularly donates funds to local charities when its finances allow .

The club next meets at Watts on Friday, May 8 when one of Fife’s famous blues bands, Lights Out By Nine perform .