ALVA ACADEMY threw open its doors on Friday as it held its huge annual coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan.

The sixth year pupils at the Wee County school take charge of the event and plan every aspect of it in the hope of raising as much money as possible for the cancer charity.

Crowds of parents, families and local residents poured into the school and played a massive role in helping to set a new record.

At at the time of writing, the event had raised £38,272 with more money still coming in before Friday’s total unveiling at the school.

David Clifford, a teacher at the school who orchestrates the Macmillan events, told the Advertiser that the morning was clearly a massive success.

He said: “It was a superb day. The number of parents and people from the community who came was phenomenal.

"We had three cafes set up and every one of them was packed.”

There was an array of stalls and activities on the go all morning with something to suit every age and appetite.

Attendees also had the chance to win fantastic raffle prizes, such as an Amazon Echo Dot, tablets or cash vouchers for various stores.

David wished to pay a huge thank you to more people than could be mentioned.

He added: “I want to give the biggest thank you to everyone who came.

"This is one of the smallest council areas in Britain, but the money the community raises beggars belief.”

David also paid tribute to the amazing work and effort every pupil put in to make this annual event so wonderful.