MARGUERITE Henderson has been quick to praise the support she has received from the community in Benarty and beyond.

The Sepsis sufferer's story was a really shocking one, about how a small paper cut led to the condition taking a hold and eventually her having to have an arm and her legs amputated just to survive.

It was a harrowing tale which made people feel they had to do something for Marguerite and the support she has received as literally astounded her.

It has really given her a feeling that she can now see a light at the end of what has been a very long tunnel.

People of all ages have pledged their support for her, ranging from the young members at the Lochgelly Zodiac Dance School to the congregation of the Angels of Light Spiritualist Church and the Mary Leishman Foundation.

The people of the Cowdenbeath-Lochgelly area really rally around people who have suffered misfortune. Looking back the Times files to 1993 the young Cowdenbeath girl who lost members of her family in a house fire was given tremendous support which helped her tackle her awful losses.

So this flood of support for Marguerite is typical of the reaction of the former mining community to one of their own in need of backing and morale support and it will be something that will never be lost.