THE success of the ‘Lo’gelly Lunches’ was highlighted this week when Fife MSP Alex Rowley dropped in to meet many of the local people who pop into the Salvation Army Hall in Lochgelly's Auchterderran Road on a Friday.

Mr Rowley also thanked the volunteers who make and serve the food and told the Times: “This activity is a great example of the community spirit that exists in Lochgelly and I was delighted to meet the volunteers who make it happen every Friday.

"The club has been running since May and is a great success serving nutritional food and offering good company to socialise as well as support. Local people are giving up their time to prepare and service the food and I want to thank them all for the work they do”.

The group welcome all residents and local councillor Linda Erskine, who also volunteers, said she was ‘encouraged’ by the numbers of people attending.

Said the convener of Cowdenbeath Area Committee: “We felt there was a need for such a facility in Lochgelly and to date that has been proven to be the case.

"We are grateful to local people and local businesses who donate to the project and I would encourage anyone in Lochgelly who has a bit of spare time on a Friday to pop in get a bit of lunch and enjoy the company”.

Our photograph shows Cllr Erskine and Alex Rowley with some of the volunteers who make the food.