Tee-ing up a sporting dinner for Maggie’s

Tumong Edwards and Alistair Cameron model one of the raffle prizes for the dinner
Tumong Edwards and Alistair Cameron model one of the raffle prizes for the dinner

Organisers of a fundraising sports’ dinner are hoping there will be plenty of birdies and not many bogies on the night.

Maggie’s Fife Centre Fundraising Board is planning another Sporting Dinner in aid of the charity at the Gilvenbank Hotel, Glenrothes on September 5. It will be a mixed event, open to all.

Alistair Cameron, board member, said: “I’m delighted that we are able to organise another dinner. Last year was so much fun we hope that guests will come back and enjoy another evening with us.”

The dinner is being hosted by Provost of Fife, Jim Leishman with two top speakers.

On the bill are Bill Copeland, a regular outstanding performer on the after-dinner speaking circuit for several years, and Peter Brown, whose philosophy is to “always leave you smiling”.

Golf is his sporting passion and he was chairman of Glenbervie Golf Club from 1995-2000.

There are also some great prizes up for grabs including a limited edition set of golf clubs cast from the propeller blade of QE2 and made by Swilken of St Andrews, which were generously donated by local businessman Alex Penman, and a signed Manchester United strip donated by Maggie’s volunteer Janice Allan.

Tumong Edwards, Maggie’s Fife centre fundraiser, said: “We are delighted with the quality of prizes which have been donated by some very generous people. There are some outstanding and unique things on offer.”

The event is great value at £35 a ticket or £300 for a table of 10.

Attractive advertising opportunities are available to local businesses within the event programme.

Last year alone our Maggie’s Centre, in the grounds of Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, received over 8700 visits – nearly a 10 per cent increase on 2012.

The sporting dinner will help ensure Maggie’s Fife can continue to provide its wide programme of support to people with cancer when they need it for as long as they need it.

For tickets, contact Tumong Edwards on 07825 056386 or email tumong.edwards@maggiescentres.