We're pleased to announce some excellent news for the Pitch In campaign. We have had a pledge of support from the Arthur and Margaret Thompson Trust, a significant funder of community projects in the Kinrossshire area. The trustees have pledged the sum of £80,000 to the fund (subject to a few conditions that we believe we should be able to meet).

I'm sure everyone at the club would like to pass on their thanks to the trustees for helping us in our moment of need.

The Trust's pledge radically changes the picture for the fundraising campaign and means that there is now a realistic possibility that we will be able to replace the playing surface this summer.

Applications to other funding bodies are ongoing and negotiations with PKC continue over the council's contribution.

We'll keep you posted.