Charitable trust hosts Burns celebration showcasing staff talent

We are offering customers a free online Burns celebration showcasing the talents of its own staff.

We’re encouraging people to visit our Facebook page on January 25 at 3.30pm to join in the celebrations.

Fitness instructors Adele Ward and Bernie Hewitt, well known to our regular fitness class participants, will forgo Lycra and trainers to pay homage to the bard. Dunfermline-based Bernie will offer his experience as a ceilidh musician and band leader for the afternoon, and, Adele from Leven will be singing and playing acoustic guitar.

The family-friendly event will see a recital of Robert Burns’ poems performed by Rob Adamson, our Learning & Development Manager,with sixteen-year-old Daniel Stenett from Cowdenbeath playing the bagpipes. Daniel, a Leisure Active member – the trust’s low-cost membership scheme – is a frequent user of Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre.

The event is being organised despite doors being closed on our facilities in line with the Scottish Government’s protocols in relation to the spread and containment of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Evelyn Crichton, health and fitness coordinator for Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: We have a fantastic, very enthusiastic group of regular customers who we want to maintain contact with – we are hoping that this Burns celebration will offer a fun way of staying in touch.

“We are offering a variety of free online fitness sessions while our centres are closed, but we hope this event will be a bit different and customers will enjoy seeing people they know performing and showing off hidden talents. Of course, if anyone wants to dance along to the music that would be a great way to stay physically active!”

Click here for further details or to join the event.