THERE was fun, dancing and the odd home-baked good during the Gig at The Gate.

People headed along to The Gate Centre in Alloa on Saturday, March 24, for an afternoon packed with music and socialising.

There were some great prizes up for grabs in the raffle, while the refreshments and hot drinks went down well.

Marie Brownhill, centre manager, said: "All entry tickets sold out and everyone thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon of dancing, listening to music, party games, a sing along and a raffle competition.

"The main goal was to offer people living within Alloa a venue to socialise and meet with new friends.

"We were also very proud of our volunteers who helped with preparation, planning and operating the event.

"Irene, Angie, Audrey and Robyn were great at baking cakes and helping throughout the day whilst supporting our young volunteers who were instrumental in operating the project.

"We thoroughly welcome the intergenerational aspect of the event – where young people are mixing with older people to ensure that all guests had a fun time.

"Thanks to Asda for providing funding to purchase musical equipment, we are able to operate the event quarterly and we are already looking forward to the next gig which will be held sometime in July 2018."

Alexander Stewart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, is an avid supporter of The Gate Charity and joined in with the spirit of the day.

He said: "I would like to very much congratulate all the team at The Gate for their organising of such a fantastic and hugely enjoyable event on Saturday.

"There was much fun and laughter as well as their successful raising of valuable funds and I commend everyone there for fostering such a great community spirit.

"I look forward to continuing to working closely with everyone, lending any assistance I possibly can and I wish all the staff and volunteers the very best of luck with all their endeavours."