A FUN day will be held at Iceland in Alloa next week to raise money to help tackle alzheimer's.

Just outside the store at Shillinghill, there will be a whole host of activities to keep families entertained on Saturday, August 12.

Branches of the supermarket across the country are taking on fundraising events, in the hope of supporting research into finding a cure for alzheimer's.

Although the local shop participates in a charity week every August, this will be the first time they have organised a fun day.

Held between 11am and 2pm, it looks set to be a busy schedule with face painters, cake stalls, raffles, a book stall and tombola.

There will be the opportunity to guess Santa's birthday, while youngsters can look forward to a visit from Marshall from Paw Patrol.

Tanith Dougall, who is the talking shop rep in Alloa, is one of the organisers behind the event which will raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.

She is being aided by her supervisors Tracy Dougall and Martin Houston, along with manager Keiron Norrie.

She said: "It's family orientated; we've got toys on the tombola, Yankee candles and everything, smellies.

"We hope it will be fun, something that they will remember because it is an annual thing, and so they'll know to look forward to it next year."

The charitable event is a good way to raise awareness and money to help combat the disease.

Tanith would like people to show their support and feel proud they have committed to such a worthy cause.

And while it is not something she has first-hand experience with, she hopes the money raised will help those who need it most.

She said: "We've not been affected by it personally, but lots of people have.

"Everybody knows that there's not a cure yet, it is a horrible thing.

"So it's just to help the families out there to deal with it and hopefully find some way to cure it."

UK charity Alzheimer's Society invests in research into dementia care, cause, cure and prevention and campaigns for the rights of those impacted by dementia.