YOU can make a grand gesture by letting us know who should receive a share of our £1,000 Community Chest. 

The Press has teamed up with leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey East Scotland to offer good causes across the West Fife area the chance to receive a share of the cash in our fantastic giveaway!

We’ve opened the community chest and have been looking for charities which rely heavily on donations to keep up their good work in this community, or organisations that make a real difference to the local area.

You, our readers, have been nominating your worthy causes from our circulation area, which you feel are most deserving of a share of this generous cash award.

Our editorial team has now whittled down the nominations to produce the following shortlist of the most deserving causes, and we would now like you to cast your vote for your top three, who will receive a cash boost of either £500, £300 or £200.

The nominated groups are:

* Pitreavie Racerunning Club, which allows disabled youngsters to enjoy competing in athletics against others with a disability and train alongside able-bodied athletes.

* Kindred (Fife), which provides support to parents of children with complex needs.

* Purple Caffe Fife – a family epilepsy group.

* Long Row Improvement Group, which is a group of residents in the Halbeath area of Dunfermline getting together to address community issues – in this instance, they are trying to raise money for a defibrillator.

* Kelty Street Art Collective, a group of volunteers brightening up their village with stunning murals.

Readers should email their vote for one of the shortlisted organisations, noting clearly in the subject heading ‘Community Chest Vote’ to 
Closing date for entries is Wednesday, January 16.

Karen Armstrong, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, which is currently building high-quality new homes at its two developments in Dunfermline – Wallace Grange and Meadowlands, as well as the village of Kingseat, said: “Three of these groups will receive a share of our £1,000 cash donation, and I would urge readers to get involved and vote for their favourite cause.

“The Community Chest is a great way to recognise the unsung heroes that are found in the local communities where we are really proud to build our new homes. 

“We’re looking forward to making the cheque presentations, which will allow our community chest money to get to work as soon as possible.”