A FUNDRAISING business lunch will be the perfect opportunity to network in Alloa in March, while helping to support New Struan School.

Wee County-based Scottish Autism is hosting the event on March 6 with a three-course meal, drinks and a raffle at Inglewood House and Spa, in partnership with Ceteris.

New Struan – the independent day and residential school located in Alloa – supports autistic pupils to achieve the best they can.

The lunch, which will take place during Clackmannanshire Business Week, will be a great opportunity to meet fellow business people from the area and to give something back to the community.

Karen Wilson, fundraising manager at Scottish Autism, said: “We strive to provide a flexible and personalised approach to the autistic learners in our school, enabling each of our pupils to reach their full potential.

"The pupils at New Struan School take part in Rebound Therapy, music therapy, drama sessions and animation workshops with trained specialists.

"The benefits of these sessions are evident through their increased confidence, enjoyment and engagement in these wonderful opportunities.

"We need to raise £30,000 annually to keep providing these activities."

Autism affects around one per cent of the population in Scotland and can have a huge impact on individuals and the lives of their loved ones.

Tickets to the event are £29.95 plus VAT or £265 for a table of 10.

Email events@inglewoodhouseandspa.co.uk or call 01259 216 156 to book.