COWDENBEATH Rotary Club has pledged support for two causes, one locally and one abroad.

At Thursday’s meeting the members took the decision to pledge £1,000 to an appeal that has been launched in Kelty to transform the downstairs area of the house of a man who has suffered a condition which has caused severe disability and completely limited his mobility.

Also in October the club hosted a talk by Lochgelly man Ross Stirling about the work he and two colleagues have been doing in India to improve the lives of children in the Arunima Hospice in Kolkata.

Ross explained that they hoped to start a project to get a bus for a hospice that looks after children abandoned by their families because they have HIV and the Rotarians decided to make a donation of £250.