The Cardenden Santa Train will be back this Christmas with a few surprises along the way.
Organisers Bobby Tomlinson and John “Soapi” Shields, and a team of elves, are planning some extra events this year including a summer tour along the Fife coast.
Last Christmas, the pair delighted the Cardenden community with their DIY train bearing gifts, which raised hundreds of pounds for the Rachel House Hospice in Kinross.
As well as raising money for the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland, their efforts were praised for bringing the community together.
This year’s campaign to spread some festive cheer is already gathering pace.
They have launched a crowdfunding campaign to build another train.
In addition, a fundraising concert will take place in September featuring local performers.
Support worker Mr Shields, 43, said they hoped to drive along the Fife coast this summer to raise awareness of their fundraiser.
He said: “We’re hopefully going to do a coastal drive in fancy dress. Every so often, we’ll stop off at small villages and give the kids sweeties.
“It’s to raise awareness of the Cardenden Santa Train, and the fact it’s for a good cause.
“Margaret Gilfillan is organising a concert in September. It’s going to feature lots of local singers and talent to raise funds.”
The first Santa train was made out of plastic barrels and sack trolleys, and was powered by a lawnmower. It featured a trailer full of presents and an inflatable polar bear.
Mr Shields said the train was being upgraded for its next outing.
“It’s really going fantastically well,” he said.
“I’d like to say a big thank you to the people of Cardenden for their response and help.
“They have opened their arms to us.
“We’re just trying to get Cardenden back to being a community because the community spirit had been lost.
“With the response we’re getting, we can see the community spirit coming back in Cardenden.”