LOCAL good causes were the huge benefactors from the Ladies Day held by Cowdenbeath Rotary Club at Dunfermline's Glen Pavilion.

Some 315 ladies packed the Pavilion for a day of fun and enjoyment which saw in the region of £12,000 raised for the club's Charities Fund, which backs local people and organisations seeking support and also international causes.

Edward Reid, one of the finalists from ITV's Britain's Got Talent competition, was MC and also provided a lot of the entertainment for the day which kicked-off at 2pm.

After lunch Edward soon had the company busily having fun and encouraging the ladies to enjoy some unusual dance routines!

During the day there were a number of games, the most popular of which was Wheel Of Fortune, which in turn raised a considerable sum.

The day also involved a silent auction and the big auction hosted by football manager and Lochgelly community activist, Dick Campbell.

There were some brilliant items up for grabs and Dick did his usual expert job at persuading the floor what was right for them.

The Rotary Club's fundraising convener, Marie Shevas, who spent many long hours organising the day with the strong assistance of her sub committee, was delighted with the way things went.

Said Marie: "There were one or two wee problems to overcome on the run-up to the day but everything could not have gone better.

"Edward was just brilliant at keeping everyone involved in enjoying the afternoon and Dick did his usual excellent job with the auction.

"There were some superb items donated to the cause and we have to thank everyone who made this work so well."

One of the highlights of the day was the draw for the winner of the prize for the Christmas Shopping Trip to New York and the winner was one of the things that really summed up the day for Marie.

She said: "The lady who won was over the moon and described it as giving her the chance to achieve the ambition of a lifetime."

There is still some money to come in and expenses to be paid but all indicators are suggesting that the club's Charities Fund will benefit to the tune of around £12,000.