THE memory of a much-loved Pars fan is set to provide a charity with a four-figure cash boost following a second fundraiser in his honour.

Mike Mlotkiewicz, who died from cancer in December 2017 at age of 63, was remembered by 170 people at a sportsman's dinner on February 1 which raised more than £4,500 for the Cancer Hospice at Victoria Hospital.

Hosted by Athletic legend Jim Leishman, and featuring guest speakers Peter Brown and Eric Davidson, the event – held the day after what would have been his 66th birthday – was organised for a second successive year by Mike's son, Michael, at the Carnegie Conference Centre and included a three-course meal, a raffle and an auction which raised more than £3,000 of the total.

As well as being a regular in the stands at East End, where he was a season ticket-holder, Mike was well-known from his time working in the town's Watering Hole pub during the 1980s, and as a competitor on the stock car racing circuit.

In the final days before his death, Mike was cared for by the hospice, who last year benefited by more than £5,300 from the inaugural dinner held in his memory.

Among those who attended this year were former Dunfermline players Ryan Williamson, Marc Millar and John Salton, and Michael, formerly the football club's general manager, said: "I'd like to thank everyone yet again for supporting the evening. It was a massive success with a fantastic sum of money raised for the Cancer Hospice at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.

"My dad was only in for four days but they went out of their way to accommodate us and make him feel comfortable.

"It gave me and my family an insight into the hard work and dedication of the staff and the vital service that they provide to the patients and their loved ones.

"My dad was a much-loved and respected man and he is sadly missed.

"I can't thank everyone enough for supporting the event."

A third dinner has been arranged for February 6 2021 at the same venue.