A WEE COUNTY charity has received a "fantastic" five-figure donation in support of its work.

Home Start Clackmannanshire was awarded £10,000 by Chance to Flourish earlier this month.

According to its website, Chance to Flourish believes "every child in Scotland deserves the very best start in life, no matter the circumstances they were born into".

To further that belief, it awards grants to organisation's looking to improve the life prospects of young people.

And so Home Start Clackmannanshire proved to be the perfect recipient for its latest grant.

The organisation has been helping Wee County families with young children deal with the challenges they face for 30 years.

The group's volunteers support parents as they learn to cope, build their confidence, and create better lives for their children.

Shelley Bowman, the charity's manager, told the Advertiser more about how they came to receive the money.

She said: "It was an online application, and obviously we just applied like every other charity.

"Luckily, we were successful.

"We've just received the £10,000; we received the cheque in the post.

"It's absolutely fantastic; in this economic climate, £10,000 is a lot of money."

That money will now go towards funding Home Start's day to day work with families throughout Clackmannanshire.

At the heart of Home-Start's work is home visiting volunteer support.

Families struggling with post-natal depression, isolation, physical health problems, bereavement and many other issues receive the support of a volunteer who will spend around two hours a week in a family's home supporting them in the ways they need.

As well as that, Home Start also runs a charity shop in Alloa's Shillinghill area – providing work and training opportunities to locals.

To find out more about Home Start's work, visit tinyurl.com/yxd35kwg.