COWDENBEATH’S CACA youth club plans to make it a happy Christmas for local people.

But the Beath High School-based organisation needs their special August fundraising venture to be a big success to make things happen.

Cowdenbeath Area Community Association (CACA) is holding an 80's night in Hill of Beath Ex-Servicemen’s Club, tomorrow Friday, August 19, from 7pm to midnight.

Working with the staff of the Morrisons store in the town, and the man who runs the Cowdenbeath and Lochgelly Past and Present Facebook pages, Derek Johnstone, it is hoped that local OAPs and needy families will benefit.

Last year's Christmas appeal saw ten OAPs benefit from receiving special hampers and six families receive a turkey, but 2022 could be even better.

Said CACA’s Alex Haddow: “Last Christmas we saw every youngster in the youth club get a card with some money in it, and ten luxury hampers distributed along with six turkeys going to families, but we want to do even more this year.

“Working with Morrisons Community Champion, Deborah Ferguson, and Derek Johnstone, we hope to be able to have 20 hampers distributed to OAPs in the Cowdenbeath-Lochgelly area; and six complete Christmas meals going to local families in need.”

CACA will be working with local health visitors and other local groups to ensure that the most deserving people get the hampers and meals.

But as Alex Haddow stressed, to get the right amount of funds raised to achieve all their aims the youth set-up needs the fundraiser at Hill of Beath Club on Friday to be a big success.

“It is brilliant to have the backing of Morrisons and Derek, but we need to raise a lot of money to make this all fall into place,” he said.

“We will have an 80s disco, live singers, and 1980s style quiz, as well as an old-fashioned school tuck shop, so there will be something for everyone.”

Tickets for the event can be obtained by using the link on the CACA Facebook page.