Amazing fundraising efforts by Tayport’s residents help to make a dream come true!
Tayport Community and Sports Action Group (TCSAG) was established in 1995 with the intention of promoting the provision of a Community and Sports Centre in Tayport. To this end, TCSAG (operating latterly as a sub-committee of the Ferryport-on-Craig Commonty Fund) co-ordinated fundraising efforts until 2009 when the baton was taken up by Tayport Community Trust (TCT), a community organisation founded specifically to develop projects in Tayport such as the Harbour Café, the Community Garden and (last but not least) the Community Hub, now known as the Larick Centre.
The photograph of Monday’s handover outside the Larick Centre shows from left to right:
Tony Gowland TCT Trustee
Ian Mathers Chair of Ferryport-on-Craig Commonty Fund
Rosie Coutts Trainee Project Assistant
Jim Kinnear Treasurer of Ferryport-on-Craig Commonty Fund
Yvonne Wynia Project Coordinator for the Larick Centre
Andrew Arbuckle Chair of TCT Board of Trustees
Joan Grant TCT Trustee
Jessie Roberts TCT Trustee
Commonty Fund Chair, Ian Mathers, noted that “the Larick Centre was just a hopeful dream 25 years ago, but the efforts of Tayport’s residents in raising over £55,178 for the project have been an essential catalyst in transforming that dream into reality.” Accepting the cheque, Jessie Roberts expressed gratitude on behalf of TCT’s Board of Trustees and explained that “in accordance with TCSAG’s original vision, these funds have been dedicated to completing the Sea Eagle Hall in the Larick Centre, a superb venue for community events and sports activities.”
TCT hopes to have possession of the Larick Centre by mid-March 2020 and is planning an opening ceremony and a variety of celebratory activities as soon as possible after the handover (details to be published nearer the time). Fundraising efforts to sustain and develop the Larick Centre are still ongoing, so if you feel inspired to make a contribution, please see the TCT website at https://tayportct.org.uk/communityhub/fundraising/ .