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Ken Buchanan is knockout draw


Ex-boxer Ken Buchanan MBE, an inductee in to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, will be a knockout draw for the crowds attending Sense Scotland’s Festival of Fun this month.

Instead of going for 12 rounds Ken will be doing the rounds at Lochore Meadows Country Park in Lochgelly, Fife, on Saturday, July 28. It’s your chance to meet the former Undisputed World Lightweight Champion.

Ken won’t be the only thing worth turning up for. Now in its sixth year the Festival of Fun has something for every age, including fun fair rides, hands-on activities, pony rides, animal handling and cold refreshments. And all the activities are accessible, meaning everyone can take part whether they’retwo or 72.

Bill Wood is the Head of Operational Services in the North East for the disability charity. He said: “Festival of Fun gives families the opportunity to spend a free, fun day with each other, trying out new activities and finding out more about services andorganisationsin the area that can help.

“We have a great time putting this event together and that’s all down to the partner organisations we work with, the companies who donate to the raffle and the people who come along to the festival and enter into the spirit of the day.

“We’re delighted to launch the programme, it’s packed with loads of things to do and people to meet. We can’t wait to welcome everyone on July 28.”

The free event has a ‘film and cartoon star’ theme this year, with those attending encouraged to dress up as their favourite big screen idols. And music on the day will be provided by Kingdom FM.

There will be medieval re-enactments and the chance to meet real-life heroes from the Police and Fire and Rescue services. Those attending can try their hand at making animal masks or bird boxes or get out on the water with Sailability. Making music with Sense Scotland’s own Sensatronic team, or crafts with their arts team is also on the cards.

Raffle tickets can be bought on the day for an array of prizes including hampers of tasty treats and passes for some of Scotland’s best-loved family attractions such as Knockhill circuit, Hopetoun House and the Royal Yacht Britannia.

And don’t forget the fancy dress parade.

Activities take place at LochoreMeadows Country Park, Lochgelly, Fife, between 11am-4pm on Saturday, July 28. Check out the promo film.You can also phone 01592 752005 or email: