The Kinloch Centre Project is getting by with a little help from it’s friends after it received £2,500 in donations earlier this week.
On Monday night at the Panmure Centre The Haven community charity shop presented a cheque for £2,000 while the Friends of the Kinloch Centre Project bolstered this with a further cheque for £500.
Kinloch Centre Project chair Peter Murphy said: “Our friends network in Carnoustie is now around the 600 mark and their cheque is going towards the funding of the proposed cinema along with a bistro/ cafeteria as the core of the multi-purpose area of the hub building.
“Similarly, the second cheque for £2,000 presented by two of the volunteers who work for the Haven Charity Shop situated in Dundee Street will go towards helping to finance the new initiative and, as well as that, developing the Kinloch Site for public events such as car boot sales and, we hope eventually farmers’ markets.”
This comes in advance of a busy month for the group, a positive sign according to Mr Murphy.
He said: “Just to add that we have three fund-raising events planned for the month of October, indicating an upward surge of activity in the town as regards achieving more widespread support for the project.”
The first is a car boot sale at the Kinloch site from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 4, with gates opening at 8.30 a.m.
Carnoustie Pipe Band will perform at around 10.30 a.m. and Bill Scorgie, chair of the Aboukir Grumpies will be returning with his homemade electric car to give rides to children.
On Monday, October 20, there will be a pub quiz fund-raiser and big raffle at the Station Hotel, Carnoustie, at 7.30 p.m., with Rodger Brunton filling the role of quiz master. Tickets are £10 per table of four and includes stovies at the interval.
Finally, a special concert will be held by Carnoustie Church congregation at the church on Friday, October 24, at 7.30 p.m. The programme will feature Carnoustie and District Brass Band and proceeds will go towards the Kinloch Centre cinema project. More details to follow.
The Kinloch Centre Project aims to develop a new and vibrant community hub for Carnoustie on the site of the former Kinloch Primary School. For details visit http://www.thekinlochcentre.co.uk/