A FUNDRAISING dinner in Rosyth has helped raise more than £8,000 for an orphanage in Bangladesh.

The event, held in Panas restaurant, included dinner and musical entertainment from guests including West Fife musician Stevie Agnew.

It was organised after Stevie, plus several others including local councillor Naz Anis-Miah, travelled out to Bangladesh.

"We were away in March to do some work," explained Naz. "I have always been involved in charities in Dunfermline and overseas.

"We visited an orphanage and they don't have much money and they just need another building. After we had visited, there were then flash floods in Bangladesh and they were the worst floods for 100 years and basically they were devastated.

"We thought what could we do? These kids have nothing. Everything they had was washed away and the building damaged."

After setting up the charity, Scottish Orphan Aid, the fundraising event was organised and Naz and his fellow charity trustees were delighted with its success.

"We had some great donations. Stevie Agnew gave away a signed guitar and his dad, Pete Agnew, gave us some signed Nazareth memorabilia so the raffle was amazing. The prizes were pretty cool," he said.

"We hit the £8K mark and since then, we have had a few more donations so we are close to £9,000. We are going out there on July 24 and by then, we are hoping to hit our target of £10,000."

Before they leave, a clothes drive is planned to take much-needed children's clothes out with them

Naz added: "The money will pay for orphans that have been flood victims in Bangladesh and also for food supplies and medical supplies for the desolate."