THIS Mother’s Day the Kelty Gala will be holding their first fundraiser of the year.

Promising food, a raffle and lots of fun, the event on Sunday at the Kelty Club is a great way to celebrate our fabulous mums while helping ensure the gala can return on June 25 after a two-year gap due to COVID.

Debbie Armstrong, 48, from Trinity Crescent, is chairperson of the gala and said: “This is us trying to kick-off our fundraisers for this year. We’ve got a couple of singers lined up and we’re going to be having food and raffles there so it’s going to be a good day.

“Things have always been done a certain way and we’re looking to change things slightly this year, just because we are a smaller committee. We want to make it a really good day for the kids because they have missed out on so much the last couple of years.

“We’re just working through what that looks like and trying to make sure that we’ve got enough free stuff on for the kids on the day of the gala. This is obviously where our fundraising kicks in.”

Debbie hopes in the lead-up to the gala more people in the community will be able to volunteer some of their time to ensure they can put on the best possible day for the Kelty kids.

She continued: “Although you maybe can’t make every gala meeting, you can keep in touch on the Facebook page and volunteer for different things to help out at events.

“We do have people that will do that but we’ve got a massive community in Kelty now and it’s growing, so just get involved.

“The history of the gala – it’s 135-years-old – how sad would it be if it ceased?”

Volunteers aren’t the only thing needed, Debbie is asking that any available pipe and brass bands or any available entertainer that could join the parade gets in touch with her on the gala’s Facebook page.