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Rotary Boost for Fife outdoor fundraising efforts
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
This week the Fife Coastal Path, has received a £200 donation this week from Anstruther Rotary Club.
The Club, which hosts an annual East Neuk Coastal Walk, chose to make the donation to Fife Coast and Countryside Trust for the Path’s on-going maintenance.
The Trust, which manages sites across Fife on behalf of Fife Council, relies on donations to help maintain and enhance key areas of the region’s coast and countryside, giving recreational opportunities for locals and visitors.
Colin Campbell, Chairman of Anstruther Rotary Club’s organising team, said: “We are delighted to have this close link with Fife Coast and Countryside Trust – it is the superb Coastal Path that attracts walkers and makes this charity fundraising event possible - Sunday 3rd June this year will be the third time the walk has been organised and that very much in response to requests from walkers who said how much they enjoyed the event and especially the Coastal Path. In 2011 it attracted 157 people, from as far afield as the Netherlands and with many young families making it a day’s outing. Walkers chose which charity they wished to support and 22 different charities benefited with a total of more than £10,000 being donated.
With a start and finish point in Crail, the walk covers 13 picturesque miles of the Fife Coastal Path, from Earlsferry to Crail and with a less-demanding 6-mile option also available. Transport is provided from Crail to the path and tea, biscuits and bananas are on tap. The weather cannot be guaranteed, but a very warm welcome most certainly can. More information about the event is on our website. www.rotaryanstruther.org”
Simon Phillips, our Business Manager went along to receive the donation and to talk to the Club about the Trust and the Coastal Path. Simon commented “We are extremely grateful to all of the members, family and friends of Anstruther Rotary Club who have contributed towards this donation.
“The Trust is dedicated to managing, conserving and enhancing the biodiversity and countryside of Fife – donations from individuals and businesses in support of the Trust’s work are vital. The Trust is committed to providing local communities open access to high-quality destinations across Fife, and it also plays an important role in attracting visitors to the region, bringing in much-needed economic benefit to local businesses.
“Donations from people who use and appreciate Fife’s coast and countryside, as well as time and effort contributed by volunteers, are greatly appreciated and play a vital role in the long-term sustainability of the region’s natural resources. “
If you would like to donate to Fife Coast and Countryside Trust. Simply click here
Pictured below from L-R Vice President Roderick Skinner, Graham Meacher, Treasurer George Hunter, Bill Batchelor, Simon Phillips of FCCT, Club President Derek Mathie, Chairman of the Coastal Walk team Colin Campbell, Alastair Graham, Ian McBain, Eric Dewhirst, Andrew Matthew.