CARING cubs in Dunfermline provided festive cheer for charity by handing over a £465 cheque to Fife Young Carers.

The Dunfermline District Cub Scouts presented the money to the organisation at an annual carol service that brings together the four younger sections of the scout and guide movements – beavers, cubs, rainbows and brownies – on Sunday.

Susan De Swarte, of Fife Young Carers, was on hand to receive the cash at Dunfermline's North Parish Church from cub scout member Ellie Irvine, who herself is a young carer.

Don Yard, district commissioner for cub scouts in Dunfermline, said: "The service was good and the grand total raised was absolutely brilliant, although we've still got money coming in.

"I met some young carers at Fordell First last year and some of the stories were incredible, and for many of them their social life is nil.

"I suggested at a meeting that we support the charity and I'm chuffed that everyone went along with it.

"The wee lass who presented the cheque is one of my scouts and is herself a young carer to her brother, so was an obvious choice to carry out the presentation."

The money, which was raised by cub packs through a variety of ways including donations and a bring and buy sale, will help the charity provide support to carers between the ages of 8-18.

Fife Young Carers offer a range of services to help young carers, ranging from individual help to day trips and group activities.