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Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Following the excitement of the XX Commonwealth Games, children – big and small – are getting ready to enjoy a fun-packed

day out in Leslie next week, thanks to the continued support from the Skene Trust.

 The annual Gala Day, which will be held on 2 August, has been sponsored by the Skene Trust since it burst onto the community calendar in 2008. Over the years, the Trust has donated more than £30,000 to help provide a lively, family-focused event offering a wide range of activities for everyone to enjoy.

Organised by the Leslie Community Trust, the Gala has grown in both size and popularity and around 1500 people are anticipated to come along on the day.

Events include tug of war and wrestling competitions as well as the much-loved parade, which will get underway at 12pm at the Greenside car park.

Children can also look forward to receiving one of 500 free goody bags, which will be handed out at the gate on arrival.

John Greig, Chairman of the Leslie Community Trust, said: “We would like to extend a big thank you to the Skene Trust and to all the local businesses that have provided support over the past eight years. With their involvement, those living in and around Leslie can enjoy a great day out at the heart of their community.”

Andrew Forgan, joint managing director of Skene Group Ltd, the Glenrothes based company behind the Skene Trust, said: “The annual Children’s Gala is a wonderful family day out and we are delighted to be able to continue supporting our local community in this way.

“The Trust was established with the purpose of supporting local events, organisations and businesses seeking opportunities to bring about a benefit for the community. Over the 20 year Lomond Quarry duration, Skene Group Ltd will donate around £400,000 through the Skene Trust and we look forward to playing our part in the Children’s Gala for years to come.”


For further information, contact Lally Cowell at Morrison Media Strategies on T: 0141 229 6707 or E: lally@morrisonmediastrategies.com


For more information on Skene Group Ltd and the Skene Trust, go to www.skene-group.co.uk


For more information on the Children’s Gala Day, go to www.lesliecommunitytrust.co.uk

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