A WELCOME boost has been served up to the Peacocks in Pittencrieff Park group this week with a £1,000 donation.

The cash injection was handed over by the team at Dunfermline's Dhoom restaurant as part of its efforts to give back to the local community.

Carlyn Cane, one of the group's volunteers, was delighted with the donation.

"We are extremely grateful for the support we have received from Prasad and the staff at Dhoom," she said. "We are spending on average £100 a week for food for the birds and this donation is going to help massively.

"Everyone is struggling so much just now with bills getting more expensive so to have them think of us is really special. The food and the hospitality we have received is exceptional and we are very grateful.

"We are also hoping to use some of the money to get more things in place to help the wellbeing of the birds but they are doing extremely well considering."

Dhoom's head chef, Dhaneshwar Prasad, who is known as Prasad, said they were happy to help.

"We know how hard is to survive without our community support," he said. "We are one of the few lucky ones that the whole of Dunfermline came to help and support our business from day one to difficult COVID days.

"This is the reason we have tried our best to stand with our community, whether supporting in the form of free meal to NHS heroes, front line workers or partnering with Carnegie Dojo, and conduct charity dinners and various charity raffles.

"Peacocks in Pittencrieff Park is one of our heritages. It brings lots of families to the park. When we came to know they are having a hard time, we are trying to put a put a very small contribution of £1000 from our family.

"In future we will keep supporting them and our local community."