B in the Park gives food for thought

Bo'ness Academy. ''B in the Park'' for Foodstore project.
Bo'ness Academy. ''B in the Park'' for Foodstore project.

The Foodstore project in Bo’ness got a welcome boost this week when the town’s secondary school pupils organised a festival of fun in support of the scheme.

Foodstore exists to distribute food to families in and around Bo’ness who are on the bread line and for whom a hand-out is more than a bonus, it is a necessity.

On Monday, a whole host of activities were organised for ‘B in the Park’ , as the event was dubbed.

And, in keeping with the name, a number of pupils’ bands provided live music for the occasion.

Also in attendance was former pupil Owen Griffiths who provided a DJ ‘set’.

The event was filmed by STV for possible inclusion in a programme about its ‘‘Children Helping Children in Povery’’ appeal which will be broadcast later in the year.

Although the event did raise some money, it was largely about gathering food for Foodstore.

Ruth Provan, one of the organising team, said: ‘‘It was a whole lot of fun for a very important project. Everyone had a great time in support of a very worthwhile project.

‘‘We’re delighted to be supporting Foodstore and the STV ‘Children Helping Children in Poverty’ appeal and look forward to seeing ourselves on the television when the programme is aired.’’