THE Brionni Trust held its annual charity night last weekend, raising more than £1000 for children with life-limiting conditions.

People turned out to The Dunmar House Hotel on Friday, October 20, to support the cause and enjoy some music and dancing.

Singer Leona Hens belted out a few tunes for the occasion, while other entertainment was provided by James Kane of Beatz Disco.

The Tullibody charity was set up in memory of Brionni Alexander, who died at 11 months from a genetic condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

It is run by loved ones: Brionni's mum Tracy Alexander, nana Mary Craig, auntie Wendy McInally and close friends Karen Horrocks and Lianne Ramsay.

Wendy said everybody had a great time at the event – they were up on their feet dancing and the feedback has been positive – and around 70 turned out.

She added: "It was just a really good atmosphere; my sister said a few words and we had a raffle – people had donated some great prizes."

The charity has supported the likes of CHAS, The Jennifer Trust, the former children's ward at Falkirk hospital and local girl Mackenzie Furniss.

It raised thousands through a number of events marking what would have been Brionni's 16th birthday in 2016.

This resulted in a cheque for £10,000 being presented to CHAS earlier this year, helping with plans to transform the gardens of Rachel House into 'Neverland' – a new outdoor play and sensory area including a wheelchair accessible pirate play ship, trampoline, roundabout and water play.

And since it was set-up, the charity has raised around £190,000 to date and would love to hit the £200,000 milestone next year to remember Brionni's 18th birthday in January.

Wendy added: "It's a great achievement for a local community to have raised that money over the last 18 years.

"We have got people who supported us from the very beginning that keep coming back to the event and without these people we couldn't do it."

The Alloa fundraiser collected £1149 and due to the venue and entertainers offering services free of charge, all proceeds from the tickets go to the trust.

Thanks is given to them, those who donated raffle prizes and everyone else that demonstrated support.

Next up for the charity is a Christmas fayre on Saturday, November 18, in Sauchie Resource Centre from 10am until 1pm.

Entry is free and there will be handmade cards and gifts, festive decorations, a tombola and sweet treats to buy.

For more, visit The Brionni Trust - Charity on Facebook.