STUDENTS at Fife College have chosen EATS Rosyth as their main charity partner for the academic year.

The community project, which grows and shares food, aims to reduce waste, help the environment and improve food education, topped a poll carried out by the the college's students' association to decide who should benefit from its fundraising efforts.

Over the next 12 months, they will receive half of all profits raised by the students, and have their logo printed on the kits of the college's sports teams, while the remaining cash will be distributed between Blood Bikes Scotland, Pass It On Peeps and the Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity.

Jade Burnett, Fife College Students Association's president of welfare and equality, said: "I want to thank all of the students who took part in nominating and voting for these charities.

"There were a lot of great causes to choose from but I’m really pleased that EATS Rosyth came out on top – they do a lot of great work providing food in the community and helping to improve food education locally.

"They’re a really deserving cause and, along with the other charities who finished in the runners-up positions, we’re looking forward to raising awareness of their work and helping raise funds for them.

"Obviously the current restrictions mean that we’re not able to run events in the same way we used to but we’re determined to not let that effect our fundraising efforts."

Karen Dorrat, EATS Rosyth's food project manager, added: "We want to thank all of the Fife College students who voted for us as their chosen charity.

"We know there were a lot of different causes that they could have supported so it’s great that they’ve chosen to back a local organisation.

"All the money that we receive helps us do the work that we do, and these funds will be vital in helping us to continue supporting the local community."