AFTER seeing the cancellations of all their events this year due to the Covid-19 crisis, Benarty Events Group have come up with a plan to give something back.

The Pipe Band Competition, the Annual Benarty Gala and the Rockore music festival were all victims of coronavirus, so instead of the Gala being at the Meedies BEG are going to bring the Gala to the Benarty kids, along with other events.

A timetable of the day will be published in the coming days, and details will be found on the Benarty Group's Facebook page and they will obviously be following all guidelines on social distancing and other rules.

“Covid-19 has been devastating for most areas, our's included, but as it is starting to ease the Group have been looking at what we can do to bring back some normality,” said chairman Eddie Easson.

"However, we want to see the youngsters have some fun and and we will be coming around the villages to esnure every youngster gets a treat."

There will also be Gala Garden Competition for the best decorated Gala themed gardens.

Eddie added that there had been a fantastic response to the The Fairy Trail, at Lochore Meadows Country Park, created by local children's artistic talent under the guidance of Derek Davidson.

To this end BEG will be having A Fairy Tale Story Competition. This is aimed at Primary School kids and will be split into two age groups, 5 – 8 and 9 -10.

There will be various prizes, including best story and best handwriting.

“Hopefully, if there are enough entries we will put them together in a book or pamphlet, so every story we receive will have some recognition.” said Eddie.

As the year moves on and there are further easing of restrictions, the Benarty Events Group hope to put on more events, although they won’t be the size they used to be. The Group are looking for ideas and are open to all suggestions.

Meanwhile, the Benarty Events Group Community Lottery will starting again with the next draw on Sunday August 16. The jackpot stands at £2,300 with a £50 consolation. The first draw back will also a free raffle with a first prize of £500 and five £100 prizes. To enter simply have a go on the lottery, your ticket then goes into the free raffle.

In the meantime Eddie stressed that BEG hopes everyone will stay safe: "We are winning the fight against the pandemic but cannot afford to give it a chance to come back".