THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised for charity during the recent upgrades to ExxonMobil’s Mossmorran plant.

Fife Gingerbread, Hearts and Minds and Sullivan’s Heroes will each receive £5000 towards projects which will help people living in the Kingdom.

The charities were nominated by staff at Fife Ethylene Plant - as well as contractors from Kaefer, Bilfinger and Doosan Babcock - as the beneficiaries of an on-site safety scheme which ran for the duration of the event.

Fife Gingerbread supports lone parents and families in need of help and champions for change on their behalf.

Hearts and Minds uses therapeutic clowning to bring joy to children in hospitals, hospices and special educational needs schools as well as people with dementia.

And Sullivan’s Heroes helps build brighter futures for disabled children. The money for the charity will help towards the cost of a special communication device for a 13-year-old Dunfermline girl with quadriplegic cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

The safety scheme saw tokens presented to workers who demonstrated positive safety behaviour and interactions. They then donated these tokens to the charities which were converted into cash and topped up with a corporate donation from Fife Ethylene Plant at the end of the project.

Rebecca Simpson, CEO of Hearts and Minds, said the charity was overwhelmed by the support.

She said: “The money will make such a difference to our small charity. It will be used to deliver therapeutic clowning to children and young people in hospitals, hospices and SEN schools.

“This support will help us spread joy, smiles and laughter at times when it is needed the most, and Hearts and Minds is extremely grateful.”