MEMBERS of a West Fife running club have donated more than £1,000 for charity through a series of fundraising events.

Runners with PAACE (Pitreavie AAC Endurance) signed up to an exercise and wellbeing challenge in aid of foodbanks in Dunfermline and South Queensferry during December.

A total of 116 people signed up to the 'PAACE Yourself in December' initiative, which was organised by club member and coach, Nicola Moriarty, which asked participants to set their own exercise challenge for the month.

Designed to help club members stay fit throughout the festive period, as well as a positive outlook during the longer winter nights whilst helping the community, the event also aims to build team spirit, with those taking part reporting back on their progress whilst encouraging each other throughout.

The month of exercise ended with more than 60 members, who wore their prizes, a colourful PAACE Yourself technical running t-shirt, supplied by The Soccer Shop Direct in Rosyth, who maintained prices from 2022 to aid the fundraising effort.

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In total, the challenge raised £580, which was split between Dunfermline and South Queensferry foodbanks.

In addition, generous PAACE members collected £635 through their Christmas party raffle, which was donated to Sands, a charity organisation that supports families who have lost a baby, whilst also funding research to try and reduce the number of those dying.

To kick off the New Year, PAACE runners enjoyed a social run along the Forth Bridges Heritage Trail route, between North and South Queensferry, whilst a group from the club ran Kirkcaldy parkrun on New Year's Day, helping Cara Gourlay and Tracey Squires celebrate their 25th and 100th parkrun milestones respectively.