A DUNFERMLINE fundraising group have been given a sunnier outlook as they were gifted more than £2,600 after the city’s summer fete.

The event, held in the Kingsgate Shopping Centre recently, saw businesses and members of the public come together for a “fun filled family day out”.

It marked the start of the school holidays and involved bouncy castles, music, raffles, games and competitions.

Now, the £2,661 which was raised has been given to the Marie Curie Fundraising Group Dunfermline.

Chairperson Cathy Scott said: “Without the Kingsgate staff working so hard to put on the summer fete; the traders who Natasha Norbury, from the small business group, encouraged to come along; the shops who donated superb prizes and the public who came and supported the event, we would not be collecting such a magnificent sum of money.

“Huge thanks to everyone who participated. We couldn’t function without the tremendous support we receive from the public in Dunfermline and are extremely grateful for everything they contribute.

“All the money raised in Fife stays in Fife and is used by the Marie Curie nurses to provide care for those people living with any terminal illness and to also support their families.”

Kenny Arnott, facilities manager at the Kingsgate Shopping Centre, added: “The summer fete held every year is a great opportunity for the Kingsgate staff to help the community, and who better than the local Marie Curie fundraisers.

"It’s an honour and pleasure to help them.”