A WOMAN is organising a charity ladies Prosecco day in Alloa, helping good causes close to the heart in the wake of her grandmother's death.

Elle Adams, the key organiser behind the event, recently moved to Clackmannan and opened up to the Advertiser ahead of the fun-filled afternoon in May.

She lost her grandmother who had undiagnosed pancreatic cancer, which led to a stroke she never gained consciousness from.

Elle had organised charity events before, netting four-figure sums, but never have two good causes been so close to her heart in Cancer Research UK and the Stroke Association.

She said: "Totally out the blue, my granny got taken to the hospital on the Friday and the following Sunday she passed away with undiagnosed pancreatic cancer, which had led to a stroke.

"She never gained consciousness from that because it hit both sides of her brain and they said she could be like that for months or years."

Unfortunately, the stroke in September 2019 was so severe doctors could not determine if she would ever wake again and the family took the tough decision to stop life support and let her pass.

The tragedy inspired Elle to learn more about pancreatic cancer, which affects a large gland that is part of the digestive system.

It is not fully understood what causes pancreatic cancer, although there appear to be some factors that increase the risk of it being developed.

This type of cancer is more common in older people and Cancer Research UK is one organisation looking to tackle it.

When she learnt more about stroke and the good cause helping the survivors, Elle decided she would also want to support the hard work that goes into the rehabilitation of those who do wake up following a brain attack.

Indeed, the Stroke Association held the very first meeting of a support group in the Wee County almost a year ago in partnership with Clackmannanshire Tenants and Residents Federation.

With the help of local event planner Lauren Urquhart, Elle will be holding the charity afternoon on Saturday, May 23, between 3pm and 7pm at Dunmar House Hotel in Alloa.

She gave thanks to all the local business that have donated to the raffle so far and explained the afternoon will be full of fun with a disco, live singing, a photographer, stalls, eats and drinks, charity speakers and more.

Tickets are £33, visit bit.ly/2MPRL99 to book.