A WEE COUNTY café providing employment and support opportunities to people with autism enjoyed a successful afternoon tea fundraiser last week.

Makers Café, which is based in Alloa and run by Scottish Autism, held the event on Sunday, August 11.

Those who attended were treated to some tasty snacks on the day, and there were smiles all round throughout the event.

A spokesperson for Scottish Autism told the Advertiser: “We had a fantastic afternoon with 30 supporters enjoying the delicious food prepared by our staff at Makers, as well as a plant sale from our Gartinny plant nursery.

“Thank you to everyone who came along to raise funds for our parent support groups at Makers, and the local businesses who donated raffle prizes, with a special thanks to Tesco in Alloa.”

Organisers have confirmed the event brought in more than £220 in donations.

And all the money that was collected will help to provide support groups at Makers, which offer advice and workshops for the parents and carers of autistic individuals.

Scottish Autism launched the café back in February 2018, with the aim of creating an inclusive work environment for autistic people and individuals with learning disabilities.

To find out more about Makers Café, or about the work of Scottish Autism in Clackmannanshire and elsewhere, visit tinyurl.com/y43w6y47