RESIDENTS and workers at Valley House Residential Home, in Cowdenbeath, took part in a variety of fundraising and community activities this summer.

Staff and users of the facility took part in the Dalgety Bay Horticultural show, where they won four first place prizes for their entries.

They also won a ‘best in section’ for their entry of a knitted basket of fruit, made by staff and service users.

Valley House also won first place for their float in the Civic Day Parade.

The tractor for the float was provided and driven by George Aitken, son of former resident George Aitken snr.

The float was decorated by staff. Residents and service users lined the High Street to watch the float.

Valley House received a rosette and £50 as a prize.

Dave Goff, a cook at Valley House, swam a mile of Loch Lomond to raise funds for a leaving party for residents.

Residents of Valley House will be leaving to move into Lindsay House as part of the Lumphinnans Care Village, along with Jenny Gray House residents in Lochgelly. Dave raised £500 for the party.

Elinor Campbell, Unit Manager at Valley House said: “Everyone at Valley House has had great fun over the summer and all of the credit goes to the service users who join in everything with such enthusiasm and the great staff who work so hard to make the fabulous events happen.”