A GROUP of Rosyth dancers have tapped up £1,000 for the Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).

Big-hearted members of the Rosyth Sequence Dancing Club raised the cash through a charity dance as well as raffles at their weekly get-togethers.

The golden oldie dancers are led by Thelma Couch, 84, who, along with husband David, 89, has raised thousands of pounds for charity over the years, something which saw them rewarded with MBEs back in 2010.

Thelma told the Press: “We are still at it. We sent them £1,000 in October and this is another £1,000. We also sent £500 to the Paget’s disease charity. A lot of people don’t know about that charity but every so often we send to them as well because that is one of the complaints my husband has got.”

Around 30 senior citizens attend the dance group every week at the Rosyth Institute and Thelma added: “We run raffles and dances and what have you.

“Some of the members just come along for the company now because they are at an age when they are not dancing so come for a cup of tea and a cake.”