AN ESTATE agent's efforts in flipping a magnificent dolls house netted a four-digit sum for a good cause in the Wee County.

The replica was not an everyday "property" to market for Janice McIvor, manager at Slater Hogg & Howison in Stirling, who even braved the limelight, walking people through the house in a video to sell raffle tickets.

The dolls house was finished off at the Wee County Men's Shed in Devonside where the estate agent visited a few months ago and was so impressed by the ongoing work in promoting wellbeing she offered to help.

Putting her professional skills to charity use, she decided to flip the dolls house in a raffle, ultimately netting a whopping £1,307 for the local shedders.

As previously reported, the hand-made replica was originally started by a Tullibody man who sadly passed away before it could be finished, but the men at the shed agreed to put on the final touches after his widowed wife donated it.

The shed in Devonside offers local man a place to do some DIY work, but more importantly meet like-minded people, enjoy the camaraderie, help reduce loneliness as well as isolation and even help other local good causes in practical ways.

The men are also keen to pass their many years of experience on, find the Wee County Men's Shed on Facebook for more details.

A big thank you was given to Janice and her colleague Catherine for their fundraising efforts, the money will be used too purchase a computer and printer to bring the shed into the 21st century.

Delighted with the successful fundraiser, Janice was at the shed recently to hand the cheque over.

She said: "I cannot tell you how much of a pleasure it was to hand this cheque over to this fantastic bunch – they have made me feel so welcome from the very start.

"I wanted to be able to make offer support to their shed in any way I could."

She added it was important to support places like the Wee County Men's Shed within the community because the negative effects of loneliness on overall health is often overlooked.

"Every needs friends, companions and hope," she concluded.