A CONCERT will deliver the sound of the 1970s with an ABBA themed night in aid of the Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS).

A whole range of songs made popular by the Swedish band – such as Waterloo, One of Us, Mama Mia and Thank You for the Music – will delight audiences during the fundraiser on Saturday, April 21.

Talented artists from the Clacks-based Spotlight Youth Theatre will perform the tunes, while the Alloa Ballet Company will dance to Angel Eyes, Lay All Your Love on Me, Dancing Queen and Voulez-Vous.

An event not to be missed, it will kick off at the Devonvale Hall at 7pm and has been organised by long-time local fundraiser, John Gordon.

He has raised money for CHAS – a charity his late wife Margaret supported – for a number of years through the likes of the Orchill race and hopes people will get together for a great evening and cause.

He said: "It’s going to be a really good night.

"I mean, I know for a fact that everybody will love it – who doesn’t love ABBA anyway."

Craig McCormack, owner of Spotlight Youth Theatre, and the group's vocal coach Kirsty Docherty have been getting the youngsters ready for the event.

Craig said: "Spotlight are looking forward to raising funds for CHAS – such a special cause.

"You can be sure they will not disappoint local audiences with their renditions of many ABBA classics.

"Come along for a sing song and a vocal taster of what’s to come at their If Only You Would Listen cabaret 24th, 25th And 26th of May and their annual Christmas panto Peter Pan in December."

There has been plenty of support for the event, with sponsors stepping up from all across Clackmannanshire. In addition, an anonymous donor even paid for the hiring of the hall.

A number of outlets in the country are selling tickets, including them at Inspirations Art Shop, High Street, Tillicoultry, and Dunbar the Jewellers, on Mill Street, Alloa.

Briefs can also be bought at Quick Cut Barbers in Alva, at Brian Devlin Butchers in Dollar, or Party People, on Schawpark, Sauchie.

Tickets, £10 for adults and £5 for children, can also be reserved by calling the ticket hotline on 07938642340 between 9am and 9pm and then paid for on the night.

Alternatively, simply head along and purchase tickets on the door; the concert is due to run from 8-10pm.

CHAS provides full family support for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions and has done so for more than 20 years.

It offers palliative care, respite and support across Scotland through its hospices, care home services and also hospital presence.