DUNFERMLINE golfers raised £14,600 for charity after a member was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Mike Aitken was told in 2017 that he had the rapidly-progressing terminal illness for which there is no cure nor effective treatment.

Fellow members at Pitreavie Golf Club raised the money for charity MND Scotland with his wife, Patricia, the driving force behind the fundraising effort.

She organised quiz nights at the club and a coffee and cake evening, as well as taking part in the MND Scotland Fun Run and the Edinburgh Kiltwalk, all while caring for her husband.

Mike sadly died before Christmas and those attending his funeral contributed an additional £1,200 to the total for the charity.

The charity thanked Patricia and members of the golf club and said they had "gone above and beyond by raising a fantastic £14,600 for the cause".

MND stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles, which may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided. The average life expectancy from diagnosis is just 18 months.