Raising a glass to Maggie’s Fife

Julie Lewis and Ken Dalton
Julie Lewis and Ken Dalton

A special wine tasting is

taking place to raise funds for, and awareness of, Maggie’s Fife - and it features a strong Glenrothes connection.

It takes place at The Adamson restaurant in St Andrews on October 24.

Organised in association with Maggie’s Fife associate fundraising board, it will include an address from Dr Bob Grant, chairman, on the vital Fife-wide work done by the Kirkcaldy centre, and his recent Bob’s Walk which raised £15,000.

Bob led a team of core walkers - including Press, Allan Crow- and many supporters on a 108-mile trek round Fife’s Coastal Path, covering it in just nine days.

The route took them from Maggie’s Centre in Edinburgh to its Dundee base with a special visit made to the Fife centre in the grounds of Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy.

The £15,000 total - far in excess of the target - was announced just a few weeks ago at a sportsman’s dinner held in the Gilvenbank Hotel, Glenrothes.

Bob was also honoured at the Kingdom FM Local Hero awards at Rothes Halls for his outstanding courage.

His inspirational story will form part of the evening at The Adamson which Maggie’s Fife hopes will help to strengthen ties between the centre and north east Fife, as well as raising funds.

Wines sampled will come from Portugal, Germany, Italy and Spain, and there is an option to enjoy a meal afterwards. Half of the £20 ticket price will go to Maggie’s Fife.

Ken Dalton, co –owner of The Adamson, said: “We are delighted to host this event for Maggie’s Fife, providing the opportunity to hear and support the excellent work of the charity in cancer care.”

Tu Edwards, community fundraiser for Maggie’s Fife said: ‘‘The funds raised from this event will help make a big difference to those who use Maggie’s.’’