A CLACKMANNAN community initiative has followed up another successful year by donating a three figure some to a Wee County school.

Jim Millar, of Bargains and Bites, presented a cheque for £500 to Catherine Cartwright of the Clackmannan Primary School Parent Council.

Bargains and Bites is a community initiative in Clackmannan and regularly distribute funds to worthy local groups.

The £500 will go towards an ambitious project to provide planters, plants, outside games and garden equipment to create an outside learning classroom for all pupils to enjoy.

Pamela Cowan of the parent council said they were absolutely thrilled by the support.

She added: "It's absolutely brilliant, an amazing donation to us.

"We have been asking the kids what they want in the playground and this will go towards that redevelopment."

Another beneficiary of Bargains and Bites are the Clackmannan Boys Brigade who will also receive £500 towards various activities enjoyed by both the junior and company sections.

Other groups who benefited include the Clackmannan Community Council senior citizen's Christmas lunch, Puddleducks Toddler Group, and the Stirling Community Interfaith Justice Group who all shared more than £500.

Bargains and Bites wish all the community groups they have helped every success in their chosen activities.

They would also like to say a huge thank you to the volunteers who run the community cafe and its customers who have made it possible to support worthy local causes.

Bargains and Bites is a community initiative which is staffed by local volunteers and provides Wee County residents the opportunity to meet together and enjoy some food and drink.

They also sell quality second-hand clothing and other items at reasonable prices.

Clothing or other items can be donated to the group every Friday at Clackmannan Town Hall between 12pm and 2pm where there will also be fresh soup, scones, tea and coffee as well as their N2U clothing for sale.

For more information on how to volunteer, visit tinyurl.com/vmwyh25