WEE COUNTY Provost Tina Murphy joined a wartime sing-a-long last week to help raise funds for a good cause.

The Singing Provost event helped raise around £450 for Forth Valley Sensory Centre featuring not one, but two county leaders and a host of councillors.

Led by Falkirk Provost Billy Buchanan, the show was held at the centre on advance of the 100th anniversary of the World War One Armistice on November 11.

Everyone on stage donned uniforms from the period with Clackmannanshire Provost Murphy opting for a nurse’s outfit.

The hall sold out with the audience enjoying the likes of It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, The Quartermaster’s Stones and Hinky Dinky Parlez Vous.

There were also some Second World War favourites including Run Rabbit Run, We’ll Meet Again, We’re Going to Hang out Washing on the Siegfried Line.

The around 60 spectators were treated to a hot drink and home baking.

These included traditional fairy cakes made by Provost Buchanan’s wife Fiona and other treats made in-house by café staff at the centre.

Centre manager Jacquie Winning, who got into the spirit with an army costume, hailed it as a “Great afternoon of entertainment”.

She said: “It was good to see so many people in the hall having a good time and singing along to songs that I know many of us didn’t even realise we knew the words to, they’ve become such a part of the fabric of society.

“There was a serious message though and amidst the fun, Provost Buchanan told some heart-warming tales and reminded all those present that millions had paid the ultimate price for our fun that day.”