THE organisers of Dunfermline Comic Con have confirmed their refund plans for the cancelled event.

Ran and paid for by the Grainger family at Little Shop of Heroes, the third fun day at the Glen Pavilion was set to be its biggest to date last Saturday.

However, extreme weather forced the convention to be scrapped leaving the family “emotionally and financially devastated".

A fundraising appeal was started online - donations can be made here - with nearly £12,000 raised in a week.

As reported in this week's Press, Alby, Louise and Sinead have been overwhelmed by the community response, with hundreds of people refusing refunds.

The "generous donations" have put them in a position to refund attendees this week.

Posting on Facebook, Alby said: "First things first, thank you. Your patience over these last few days has given us the opportunity to organise the deconstruction of 9 months careful planning in a controlled and orderly way. 

"We made a commitment the day the Comic Con was cancelled that every attendee who so wished would be refunded at the earliest opportunity. We are delighted to announce that as the result of some incredibly generous donations we will be in the position to do so this week. 

"Every adult ticket will be refunded £9.00. 10% of all adult tickets were allocated to the Books For Schools Charity as promised at the point of purchase. All child tickets £5.00 will be refunded in full. We hope that is acceptable.

"If you wish to receive a refund of the £1.00 charity donation please mail us on with REFUNDCHARITY in the subject line and we will do so.

"Please do not message us on Facebook regarding a refund. Use the email address in this post. This helps us ensure everyone receives their refund efficiently."