THE Save the Cage fundraiser at the Red Goth, Lochore, on Sunday, raised £751.15 through ticket sales, a raffle and donations.

The event was geared at raising funds for the campaign to see a mining heritage area under the Mary Colliery Pithead at Lochore Meadows Country Park.

There was great support from local musicians and the public who packed into the Red Goth on Sunday afternoon.

Said Save the Cage organiser Iain Chalmers: "We would like to thank those who donated prizes to the raffle, and a big thank-you to the crew who made the soup and stovies, the musicians and especially to those who attended."

He added: "The event was started by George Machray, whose skill in writing humorous songs has to heard to be believed. George was followed by a father and son combo from Lochgelly, the Hershaws, who gave a very polished performance with some very interesting poetry.

"The second half saw Kinrick take to the stage and entertain the audience with their mastery of instruments and song. Kinrick are a four piece outfit but one band member actually lives in Peru and couldn’t make it, apparently the Sunday bus service didn’t cover Lima tae Lochore, and that’s actually true the member one does live in Peru.

"The final band were another local band, Sairbanes, who performed flawlessly a selection of their own songs to the delight of the audience.

"Around 70 people attended the event and Save the Cage would like to thank the Red Goth for hosting this gig and the staff who were first class. "A Great day, Great Music, Great Food, for a Great Cause".