MORE than £4000 was raised for Strathcarron Hospice through Dollar Open Gardens activities that were held last month.

The tenth annual event, organised by a small committee of Margaret Stephenson, Janette MacMillan, Iseabal Daniel and Patricia Sutherland, along with plenty of help from the community, proved successful.

Residents in Clackmannanshire and those from further afield had the opportunity to visit 25 beautiful spots across the weekend of Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21.

The fundraising event is held every three years and, since it began a decade ago, more than £34,000 has been raised for the hospice.

The weekend also brought a spot of circle dancing and there was also the opportunity to buy locally grown flower and vegetable plants at the hall in Dollar Horticultural and Garden Club's biggest ever sale.

A total of £4775 was raised for the charity, which provides specialist palliative and end of life care for people in Forth Valley, along with those in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth.

Janette, Margaret and Patricia Sutherland presented a cheque for this amount to Marian Blaney, of Strathcarron Hospice.