VITAL funds will be raised for two charities at a ceilidh in Alva this month.

Donald Cowan is organising the event to aid Strathcarron Hospica and Home-Start Clackmannanshire.

It will be held next Friday, September 22, from 7.30pm at the town's Cochrane Hall and promises to be a great night for all the family.

Donald said: “Tickets are going like hot-cakes so I would encourage everyone to get them while they can.”

Music will be provided by Clackmannan fiddler Davy Sinclair and the Furry Boots Ceilidh Band.

Encouraging people to come along and donate, Donald added: “Strathcarron Hospice provides specialist palliative care and expert end of life care for the people of Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth.

“The staff and volunteers care for people with illnesses that cannot be cured including cancer, lung, heart or kidney failure and a range of non-malignant and neurological diseases.

“Strathcarron Hospice are also actively involved in research and education in palliative care and we promote and influence the delivery of palliative care locally and beyond”.

Joan Gibson, volunteer and trustee at the local Home-Start, explained the charity offers support, friendship and practical help for families with young children across the Wee County.

She and her colleagues would like to see a society in which every parent or guardian has the support they need to give their young ones the best possible start in life.

The volunteers commit to visit family homes for a couple of hours every week and the type of support they deliver varies based on needs.

Donald added: “Holding an event like this is a fantastic way to raise vital finds to support both organisations who rely heavily on donations to continue and develop their work.”

Tickets cost £10, people are welcome to bring their own refreshments.

To get yours, call Donald on 07 714 756 274.

Strathcarron Hospice

Home-Start Clackmannanshire