The members of the Order of St John Fife have been passionate supporters of Disability Sport Fife (DSF) for over 20 years. Successive fund raising committees have supported individual Fife athletes and teams to achieve their full potential in sport. By far the largest project was the provision of a mini bus but for many DSF members it was the training bursaries or equipment purchases that made all the difference when they were starting out in performance sport.
Traditionally the Order cheque is handed over at the annual Carol Service but this year Committee Members travelled to the DSF Office at the Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre to make the presentation to three generations of DSF athlete members.
Three times Paralympian Adam Morley, 2016 Rio Paralympian Derek Rae and 11 year old Tyler McLelland gratefully accepted a cheque for £500 on behalf of the DSF Chairman and President. Adam and Derek are fully committed DSF sporting ambassadors and young Tyler, who has only been a DSF member for three months, was representing the talented youth contingent that is a feature of DSF in 2017. Already Tyler has shown promise in boccia, swimming and athletics.
DSF President Richard Brickley thanked the Order Chair, Stuart Morris of Balgonie, for many years of generous financial support and friendship. Successive generations of Committee members have demonstrated commitment to individual Fife athletes and they have responded by being successful in competitive sport.
Also in attendance were Order Treasurer Lesley Macdonald, Secretary Findlay Macrae and Committee members Mary Gilmour, Elizabeth Laing and Ewen Macdonald.
Richard Brickley MBE
President Disability Sport Fife