FOUR Wee County volunteers are making children's parties their number one priority.

Lauren McCabe, Hayley Black, Ross McIntyre and Kaitlin Paterson from Tillicoultry TimeBank have created a social enterprise to plan, organise and deliver fun events for youngsters at the Bowmar Centre in Alloa.

The quartet already had great fun with a couple of trial runs, but decided they needed support to structure the venture.

That is when social enterprise consultant Pamela Redpath came in, a courtesy of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT), alongside Tracy Duff, Clackmannanshire's community development officer, to help develop a viable plan.

Pamela said: “They are a really good group of young people, and they were absolutely great to work with.

“They have a very good idea of what they want to do, and together we covered a whole range of business issues, including the risks, pricing, competition and the resources they will need to make a success of their venture.”

The four are all working towards volunteering awards and already have several mascot costumes, a photo booth, disco equipment, tools for face painting and a bouncy castle.

Pamela added: “They have put a lot of work into getting their structure right.

“Now they can move on to having fun delivering memorable parties for local youngsters.”

Nicky Wilson, Scottish trustee at the CRT, said: “We are committed to supporting TimeBanking which does a great job in giving young people the opportunity to make a positive contribution to their local community, and gain qualification which can help them into work.

“We were delighted to help the Tillicoultry Party Bank organisers and wish them every success with their new venture.”