A CLACKS sports team raised almost £600 for a children’s charity after holding an open night last week.

The Wee County Warriors held the charity night on Monday, February 25, and raised £596 for The Blue Room in Tullibody, an arm of the Action for Children group.

Tracy Paterson, coach and chairperson for the Warriors, told the Advertiser that they were overjoyed by the turnout, the amount raised and how well the evening went,

She said: “It went really well. We had a fantastic turnout and ended up raising way more than we thought we would.

“All in all we raised £596. One of our members works for RBS and £250 of that was from them.

"The money is going to the Blue House in Tullibody which is part of the Action for Children charity.”

Tracy was delighted to see around 35-40 people turn up to the night with the added bonus of a few telling the team they would now like to join – including one male who enjoyed the bounce games they held.

In the first half of the night there was a raffle with prizes including bottles of alcohol, vouchers and sweetie hampers.

They then played competitions before the second half of the evening which consisted of netball matches which around 25 people got involved in.

Wishing to pay thanks, Tracy said: “A special mention has to go to Greg Welsh and Active Clacks.

"Thanks also to all the members who helped out and to everyone who came.”