COWDENBEATH Rotary Club will this month donate £9,000 to good causes.

The club's meeting on Thursday was told that the Ladies Day fundraiser event in May had realised a profit of £12,884.

This had gone into the charities fund and the plan now was to make donations to 14 organisations totalling £9,000.

President Norman Black praised fundraising convener Marie Shevas for her 'amazing' efforts which had seen such a significant sum raised.

He said: "Marie does such an amazing job in being able to raise sums of money that can make a real difference for organisations and individuals."

The plan is to donate £250 to each of eight local community gala events; £1,000 to Breast Cancer Now; £1,000 to the Breast Unit at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh; £2,500 for the Guide Dogs for the Blind; £1,000 for Fife Society for the Blind; £1,000 for Prostate Cancer; and £500 for the Forgetmenot-Bloodwise Group.

Added Norman: "We are looking to distribute these cheques to the organisations at our meeting on Thursday September 27.

"These are all worthy causes that make a lot of difference to many local people.

"Hopefully there will be a very good turn out on the night and it will be good to hear from them about their work."

The donation to the Guide Dogs for the Blind will see the club being able to name their dog which will go out to help a blind person.

The balance from Ladies Day will go into the charities fund and he used to support local organisations and individuals as the year progresses.