A CHARITY bake sale organised by a group of young Tullibody girls proved popular at the weekend with all cakes flying off stall in hours.

The mums of Lucie McLuckie, 8, Lucy O'Mailley, 9, Amie Bell, 10 and Millie Chaundy, 10, were full of pride after the group raised £300 with their entrepreneurial idea for The Gate in Alloa.

The bake sale went ahead in Tullibody's Muirside Estate on Saturday, April 10, and it proved so successful everyone was fired up for a second round.

With the cakes all off the stall in a matter of just an hour or two, the team returned to their kitchens to make up a second batch for Sunday.

The group, who have been friends on Glentye Drive for years, were again met with great support by nearby residents and were delighted to have raised the three figure sum in a short space of time.

Lynsey O'Mailley, Lucy's mother, told the Advertiser: "The four of us [mothers] are actually really-really proud, we really can't believe how well it turned out.

"The £300 to raise for a local charity is fantastic and I think it's just great for the girls to show that they are caring about the community."

The young group showed off their skills as entrepreneurs in setting up the initiative, creating a business plan, making up posters and naming the two-day venture The Glentye Bakery.

Covid-19 measures were also in place and embraced with the girls donning face masks, gloves, providing hand sanitiser and wrapping cakes individually to make sure everyone stayed safe.

Lynsey added: "On Saturday they started out at 11am and their cakes sold out really quickly and they had done really-really well.

"Obviously, they were delighted.

"When they had seen how busy it was, it really spurred the girls on and they thought we should go back out and do it again tomorrow, so off we all went again to get more ingredients and baked more stuff on Saturday night."

The quartet have since received a latter of thanks form The Gate, which has been supporting Wee County families and the vulnerable through its foodbank and other initiatives during the coronavirus pandemic.