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Youth star organises charity event

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Youth star organises charity event

PostedJune 13, 2009

Under 19s prospect Scott McCrindle has organised a charity football match on Thursday 18th June (kick-off 12pm) and a netball match on Friday 19th June (kick-off 12pm) in order to raise funds for Ward 17 at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy. Scott, who can play on the right side of defence or midfield, was diagnosed with leukaemia in January 2009 and was given essential care and support by the staff at Ward 17.

Both events will take place at Woodmill School in Dunfermline and entry is 50 pence on each day. Scott has also arranged a cake and candy bake sale (at 10.50am on both days at Woodmill High School Crush Hall) and there will be a raffle with tickets on sale at both events - 1 per strip. Scott is looking for donations and items for the auction and can be contacted at

"I was diagnosed with leukaemia in January and I would like to thank the staff at Ward 17 at the Victoria Hospital for the care and support they gave me at this difficult time in my life", said Scott.

"Please come along and show your support for Ward 17 and help raise much needed funds. Also any donations or items for the auction would be much appreciated.

"My recovery is coming on really well and I have three to four weeks left of treatment. Then I go onto two and a half years of tablets. I hope to be back at training with the club in January of next year."

"I have really enjoyed my two and half seasons with Cowden and can't wait to get back playing football. Danny Lennon (Manager) and Bobby Paterson (Head of Youth Development) have been superb to me and have stood by me through this, and have kept in constant touch."

Get along to Woodmill School and support Scott and this good cause by offering a donation for a prize for the raffle.

Scott signed for the club in 2006 from Woodside Colts - where he won numerous league titles and cups as well as a host of player of the year awards - and impressed enough to be offered a 2-year full-time contract a year later. The 18-year old has featured a number of times for the reserves and spent the earlier part of last season on loan to Tayport Juniors and then Oakley United.

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