THE GATE received an amazing donation of 70kg of food from a number of groups over the festive period.

The members of Patons & Baldwins Bowling Club, Alloa & Centenary Hall, Tillicoultry WW (formerly weight watchers) generously donated the vast amount of food for the charity foodbank over the holidays.

Marie Brownhill, The Gate’s centre manager, said: “We always weigh all our donations, and I am really pleased to say that [this] donation weighed 70 kilograms, which will provide up to seven people with a single food parcel for seven days.

“The need for our services significantly increases at this time of the year so the donation was really appreciated.”

Moira Scoon, WW wellness coach, who coordinated the donations, added: “I am humbled by the generosity of my members and proud of the difference they wish to make in their community.”

Moira runs workshops at Patons & Baldwins Bowling Club Alloa & Centenary Hall, Tillcoultry and will continue to fundraise throughout 2019.