A FUNDRAISING ceilidh was held at the weekend to help kit out a brand new dementia resource centre in the Wee County.

The Skelpit Lug ceilidh band played to a full house in Parklands Centre, Alva, on Saturday evening with a full house enjoying the festivities.

A highly-energetic and enjoyable night was had by all who attended and such was the success, the band have already been booked for the next event on Saturday, November 2.

There was also a raffle held including prizes such as an Aston Martin driving experience and a week’s membership at the Cloud Nine leisure and spa facility at Airth Castle.

The event, which was held by the local branch of Alzheimer Scotland, raised a wonderful £537.50 towards the £100,000 target towards opening a dementia resource centre in the area which would cater for the needs of thousands of local sufferers.

Deborah Cassidy from the local dementia campaign group said that she was delighted with the turnout and the overwhelming generosity of everyone attending.

She added: “The evening was so much fun and all for such a phenomenal local cause. So many people spoke of how they knew of someone living with dementia and were keen to hear of our progress.”

Another fundraiser, Claire Ritchie, is holding a coffee morning on March 18 in the Sauchie Resource Centre starting at midday.

The Alzheimer group’s next event is an afternoon tea in Parklands Centre, Alva.

For more information or to get involved please contact dcassidy@alzscot or visit our just giving page which can be found at Stirling Dementia Campaign.