FIREFIGHTERS dressed in their full kit took on Glencraig's Fife Cycle Track and raised funds which will allow two young people fulfil dreams to head abroad.

Representatives from Fife’s Corporate Parent Board, Dougie Pollock and Julie Mackenzie from Fife Fire and Rescue, were delighted to present a cheque for £650 to two young people in the 2B Heard group.

The firefighters along with the boys, Cardenden Councillor Rosemary Liewald, and supporters of Fife’s corporate parenting board, raised the money through a sponsored cycle event at Fife Cycle Park.

The young people are now able to fulfil their dreams and take part in activities in Switzerland and America with the Young Explorers group over the summer and October holidays.

The event involved the fire fighters pedalling in full fire protective clothing and equipment giving them an extra challenge to complete the distance.

Dougie and Julie said: “As Corporate Parents, the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service embraced the opportunity to support Tolkien and Loki with their journey. We look forward to continue working in Partnership with 2bHeard and other similar groups”.

Lynn, the boys' Foster Carer, said: “The fantastic support from all involved, means the boys can now take part in more activities than they would have been able to, so thank you so much."

Tolkien and Loki,from the 2Bheard group for care experienced young people, said: “Thank you so much to everyone that helped raise money for our trips” .

Fife’s Corporate Parent Board is a partnership of organisations responsible for Looked After Children in Fife. Their role is to achieve the best possible positive outcomes for the children, young people and care-leavers by: Promoting their wellbeing, Improving their life outcomes and Listening to their views.

The picture shows Dougie Pollock Fife Fire and Rescue, Nichola Gold Fife Council, Lynn Ross Foster Carer, Tolkien Hamilton and Julie Mackenzie, Fife Fire and Rescue with the cheque.