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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 |
Rotary Boost for Fife outdoor fundraising efforts
Friday, April 20, 2012
The Fife Coastal Path, one of Fife’s most visited outdoor attractions, received a £200 donation from Anstruther Rotary Club.
The Club, which hosts an annual East Neuk Coastal Walk, chose to make the donation to our on-going path maintenance.
We rely on donations to help maintain and enhance key areas of the our 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 Fife 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’s very much in response to requests from walkers who said how much they enjoyed the event, particularly the Path itself. In 2011 the sponsored walk attracted 157 people, some as 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 raised.
“With a start and finish point in Crail, the walk covers 13 picturesque miles of the Fife Coastal Path, from Earlsferry to Crail and there is also 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: “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. “
Photo caption: Vice President Roderick Skinner, Graham Meacher, Treasurer George Hunter, Bill Batchelor, Simon Phillips of Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, Club President Derek Mathie, Chairman of the Coastal Walk team Colin Campbell, Alastair Graham, Ian McBain, Eric Dewhirst, Andrew Matthew.