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The COMMUNITY COUNCIL and LARGO CHURCHES 

Joint tsunami appeal

in aid of REBUILDING THE COMMUNITY ON

ROBINSON CRUSOE ISLAND

LARGO LAUNCHES TSUNAMI APPEAL

 

An appeal has been launched to help Robinson Crusoe Island, Juan Fernandez, Chile which was devastated by the recent earthquake and tsunami.

Mr Aitken, Community Council Chairman, “In particular the island school has been destroyed and requires to be rebuilt with the British Ambassador to Chile becoming patron of the project to rebuild the island school.  Mr Aitken explained that they hope to involve both Lundin Mill and Kirkton of Largo primary schools in the project to rebuild the school on the island.

Mr Aitken continued, “At a recent public meeting I asked the audience to imagine the situation if this disaster had befallen Largo how grateful we as a community would be to have the support of the islanders of Robinson Crusoe Island, Juan Fernandez in the rebuilding of our community.  With this picture in our minds I would ask the community to support the appeal in any way they can.  It is hoped that a number of local groups will hold fund raising projects, Lundie Theatre Group have already pledged their support and will donate the proceeds of their recent raffle to the project.”

Donations should be made to the "Largo Twinning Association" and can be placed in the collecting boxes in the Premier Stores, Lundin Links and Lower Largo and also the Post Office, Upper Largo.  Alternatively, donations can be posted or delivered to the Chairman of Largo Area Community Council at 55 Largo Road, Lundin Links, KY8 6DH.

Generous Response to the Appeal

Lundie Theatre Group - held a raffle and revue with cheese and wine                   £1434

Alison Hutchison & Elanne Knowles from the Lundin Links Pharmacy 50 mile sponsored walk                                                                                                                      £738.51

Largo and Newburn Horticultural Society donation                                                £100

Local individual donations                                                                                      £100

Passengers on the "Black Watch" who visited the island 2 days before the tsunami £1125

Collection boxes in local shops to date                                                                     £100

Lundin Mill Primary School held 2 events                                                               £333.36

Community Council contribution from the twinning account                                 £848.49

Largo & Newburn Church & St. David's Church have each held an event

Other groups planning events or raffles:-

Largo Bay Arts Society; S.W.R.I. at New Gilston; Largo Cricket Club & Kirkton of Largo Primary School.

S.W.R.I. New Gilston with members from Kilrenny   £150.


Largo Cricket Club  £106.

Largo Bay Art Society raised £400 from a raffle held during the Annual Exhibition held in July

Total to date approximately £6560