A DUNFERMLINE accountancy firm has raised £7,000 for their charity of the year.

Thomson Cooper, based in the Carnegie Campus, hosted a tenpin bowling event at Hollywood Bowl in aid of Marie Curie.

Charlotte Gilbert, a community fundraiser for the charity, said: "It was such a fun event and we're so grateful to everyone for their support and donations.

"Thomson Cooper has fundraised the equivalent of 350 hours of community nursing care for people living with a terminal illness and I'd like to say a special thanks in making Marie Curie its charity of the year."

Marie Curie is the country's leading end of life charity, providing care and support to terminally ill people and their loved ones.

Last year over 32,000 visits were made by Marie Curie nurses to people in their own homes across the region.

There were 22 teams taking part and Cathy Scott, chair of the Marie Curie Fundraising Group Dunfermline, added: "The presentation of such a large cheque was the highlight of our evening and was also overwhelming as donations such as this only happen when companies or organisations put in a lot of hard work to make it happen."

A raffle, auction and a bake sale by the Cress Company, which in itself raised £1,000, contributed to the total.

Andrew Croxford, senior partner at Thomson Cooper, said: "We would like to thank our clients and business contacts for their generous donations and for taking part in the event.

"It was a great night and we are delighted to have raised so much for Marie Curie."