Poppyscotland Volunteers Dunfermline have been celebrating two big successes recently.

Last Thursday (February 15), Christine Evans, who has been area organiser for Poppyscotland in Fife since 2013,was presented with her British Empire Medal.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Fife, Robert Balfour, presided over Christine’s investiture.

Also present were Deputy Lieutenant Jim Leggat OBE, who read out the citation and Depute Provost Dave Dempsey, representing Fife Council.

She was awarded her medal for the years of work she has undertaken in support of the poppy appeal, and said she was “absolutely delighted”.

Dunfermline Press: Christine Evans was awarded a British Empire Medal.Christine Evans was awarded a British Empire Medal. (Image: Fife Council)

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It was back when the King’s Birthday Honours list was announced that Christine found out she was being awarded a BEM.

She added: “I just feel for all the volunteers as well, it’s a recognition of the hard work they do.

“Obviously the medal, it’s just a lovely recognition of the work that’s going on in Dunfermline and the success we have had year on year.”

Dunfermline Press: They raised an impressive £42,737.They raised an impressive £42,737. (Image: Lorraine McRoberts)

The charity also held a gathering on Friday (February 16) at Canmore Golf Club to announce how much money they had raised in the last year.

A total of £42,737 was raised by Poppyscotland Volunteers Dunfermline.

Christine added: “Volunteering is a great thing, and all the volunteers love it. It’s very rewarding and everybody enjoys it.”