THE KINLOCH Centre Project is embarking on its biggest fund-raiser to date.
The Project, members of whom are raising cash to give Carnoustie its very own community hub on the site of the old Kinloch Primary School, have organised a ‘Laughter Lunch’ featuring two well-known local personalities.
Impersonator Paul Reid, who is from the town, and Jim Leishman, football personality, poet and provost, will be the speakers at the event which takes place in the Royal British Legion Carnoustie on Sunday, September 23, at 12.30 p.m
The lunch will feature a two course meal as well as a auction and raffle.
And chairman of the project, former depute provost Peter Murphy is hoping the whole of Carnoustie will get behind the event.
He told the Guide & Gazette: “The Laughter Lunch is an important fund-raiser for the project and a first for Carnoustie in terms of staging such an event on a Sunday.
“We have two of the top class entertainers in Scotland and there will be a real sporting edge to it.
“We are hoping to raise as much money as we can and I do believe it will be an excellent event.”
Already several businesses have donated auction and raffle prizes and on Tuesday David McNicoll, a former Dunfermline Athletic player from the Carnoustie Golf Shop donated a golf bag.
The next stage in making the community hub become a reality is applying for lottery funding to further boost funds.
However, in the application the project have had to show how the centre would be of benefit to all ages and are currently involving pupils at Carnoustie High School in this process.
Mr Murphy added: “It is all about getting interest in the project across the age ranges and hopefully it will help us with a big lottery application.”
Tickets for the event costing £20 are available from the Carnoustie Golf Shop and Brunton Design Studio.
They can also be bought by contacting 01241 858153.