THE generosity of people in the Wee County shone through at the weekend, when a party night in Clackmannan netted thousands for a cancer charity.

A sold-out Clackmannan Town Hall was buzzing on Saturday, October 6, for Andy Plank’s Beatson Cancer Charity evening.

Andy, the man behind the event, was hoping to give something back to the good cause as it is supporting him in his time of need.

In the end, the event was a huge success, not just raising awareness, but a much-needed £4,000.

After going to the GP and to subsequent referrals, Andy was “in complete shock” to learn he had testicular cancer at the age of just 25, turning his world upside-down early this year.

With hopes the tumour was caught early and the operation now behind him, Andy decided it was time to give back and is encouraging all men to check themselves and not be afraid to be checked out should they discover something concerning.

The man originally hoped to raise around £1,000, a target that has been smashed to pieces after the event at the town hall.

He managed to collect around £1,300 on his fundraising page alone with a further about £2,700 raised on the night.

Friends and family were in attendance at the party night, including Andy's partner Stacey, his mum Angela, his dad Freddy, and mother-in-law Pam Solomon.

Popular local band Vida were on hand to deliver a fantastic acoustic set and stayed around for the rest of the party while JF Entertainment made sure the dance floor kept busy until the end of the night.

Many items were raffled away while a silent auction also saw a signed Rangers and a signed Falkirk football, as well as a pair of goalie gloves, finding a new home.

Pam told the Advertiser the night was “absolutely phenomenal” and thanked the many local companies who donated prizes and every individual who was involved in some way.

She said: “It just ran effortlessly. Everyone enjoyed themselves from the younger people right up to Andy’s granny.

“They loved Vida, they loved the disco and they loved the hall.

“On Sunday morning, counting the money, was just the cherry on the cake.”

And the message on Andy’s fundraising page was simple, but powerful.

He said: “It made me stop and think what life is all about and never think things like this can't happen, they do.

“So guys out there: get checking your balls!”