FAMILIES supported by Home-Start Clackmannanshire are enjoying fresh bed sets thanks to a kind donation.

The charity is this week giving thanks to Kit Gow from Opening More Doors for the kind gesture.

The ladies at Opening More Doors, who raise funds to support good causes across the Wee County, have donate full single bed sets including duvets, pillows, sheets and more to a number of Home-Start's families.

Shelley Bowman, manager at Home-Start Clacks, said: "We are always astounded by the kindness of people and groups in our local communities.

"Opening More Doors has been a long-standing supporter of our work and we are truly thankful for their ongoing support."

Home-Start Clacks, which also runs a charity shop on Alloa's High Street to generate funds and offer a bargain, has been supporting young families in the Wee County since 1988.

Under normal circumstances, its volunteers visit and support families with young children in a range of practical and emotional ways.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the good cause recently introduced an online family programme using conferencing application Zoom.

There are activities available virtually four times a week and a support line is up and running while home visits are not possible.

Despite the pandemic, Home-Start Clacks has also managed to attract more volunteers, who are currently undergoing a preparation course with the good cause online.

Families who feel they could benefit from support can email homestart@hsclacks.co.uk or call 01259 213 453; referrals are also welcome from health visitors, doctors and other professionals.