THE generous members of Benarty Heritage Preservation Group has seen the Crosshill Centre Food Bank receive a boost.

Mining history guru, Chris Sparling, had provided former local MP and Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and his co-author of their book about the county of Fife, which was released earlier this year, with key information about the recovery of the Black Diamonds and its importance to the local economy.

Said Chris: "In the acknowledgements section of their recently published book “Fife – A History From Earliest Times To The Present Day”, co-authors Gordon Brown and Alistair Moffat thanked me for my research on Fife’s mining history and my assistance in their project.

"As a ‘thank you’ Gordon Brown presented me with several copies of the book to pass to fellow members of the Benarty Heritage Preservation Group.

"The BHPG members were so pleased at this generous gesture that they made monetary contributions rather than accept the books for free.

"I am delighted to report that on Wednesday, that as a member of the Benarty Heritage Preservation Group, I was honoured to present the sum of £150 to Maggie Bell, at BRAG Centre, Crosshill, to benefit the Dunfermline Food Bank In Benarty project which is doing a marvellous job in the Benarty community".