COWDENBEATH Rotary Club is to back the local Haiti nurses team who are heading next month for the Caribbean island to help make lives better.

Lochgelly's Lou Davidson and Elaine Stark; and Kelty's Carole Hatten, the Haiti Help nurses, have been making a major impact on the small island of La Gonave, where they have played their part in seeing a brand new purpose built orphanage constructed and each year take important medicines to help children who might not otherwise be able to access such help.

They are heading out in April to La Gonave where they will be taking with them a range of medicines to counter diseases which can be experienced by the children.

They are hoping to take as much medicine as possible with them but clearly need funds to do that.

They asked the rotary club for support and on Thursday the members decided to give the trio £500.

Said club secretary David Hunter: "The nurses are looking to support their previous work done by them in Haiti and are currently fundraising.

"We have supported them in the past and the work they do does make a difference to the lives of the children out there."

The club decided to make a donation of £500.

Meanwhile the Haiti Help Nurses are holding a fundraiser at Lochgelly Golf Club on Thursday March 29 at 7pm when a 'Crafts and Chocolate Party is being held.