THIS weekend the ‘Cowdenbeath family’ will say goodbye to someone who raised thousands of pounds for the club, but sadly passed away at the end of August at the young age of just 36.

Despite having health issues, Zoe Smith, over a period of a decade, organised a series of fundraising activities which raised an awful lot of money for the Blue Brazil.

Club secretary David Allan said today: “One of the most remarkable financial contributions at Central Park in recent years was made by the absolutely indefatigable Zoe.

“Her amazing fund-raising activities, despite some major health concerns, have been second to none in helping the Cowdenbeath FC cause.

“Arduous challenges involving running, swimming, and climbing have all been tackled by Zoe with real gusto. There is little she would shy away from tackling for a good cause.

“Zoe had three footballing loves – Rangers FC, the Scotland national team and Cowdenbeath FC – a team she came to late to due to her close friendship with club chairman Donald Findlay– dating back to his days at Ibrox. As far as football goes – Zoe had an all-consuming love of the game – she was a supporter who put the fan in fanatic”.

David added: “This Sunday, at Central Park, there will be a brief informal ceremony in respect of the dispersal of Zoe's ashes at 12.30pm.

“Family and friends will be in attendance and Cowdenbeath fans are also invited to attend to pay their respects”.