A CLACKS charity group are continuing their drive to raise money to buy Christmas presents for those in need.

Love in a Box Clackmannanshire recently completed their sponsored fundraiser as they walked the length of the Wee County.

The group were able to raise around £1,300 for their efforts, with all the money going towards purchasing gifts this festive season.

Furthermore, Alloa Round Table also recently made a donation of £2,000 to the group which will help ensure children in Clacks receive a present this year.

The team walked 14 miles on Saturday, October 2, stopping along the way in the Crown in Alloa and the Inn in Tullibody before settling down for a meal at the Royal Oak.

Sharon McCafferty, who founded the group with Margaret Douglas, was blown away by the generosity of the Wee County.

She said: "It went really well,; it was brilliant. The weather was horrendous [but] we ploughed on.

"Our total so far is £1,300. The tins were full – people were sticking fivers in the tin which was brilliant."

Despite the financial uncertainty caused by the pandemic, Sharon was thrilled with the donations the group received.

She continued: "People are always really generous. It's really tricky, you're limited to what you can do.

"We're dead grateful for what we've got, and to be sitting at £1,300 just now is absolutely mind-blowing."

Last month, members of the Alloa Round Table were involved in a banger cars rally and were able to raise £3,600, with £2,000 from that donated to Love in a Box.

An Alloa Round Table spokesperson said: "On behalf of all of us at the Alloa Round Table we would like to extend an extra special thank you to everyone, individuals and companies, who sponsored us.

"In raising over £3,600 we beat our wildest ambitions for this event and it is incredibly rewarding to be able to help ensure a magical Christmas for those most in need of it.

"The remaining £1,600 has been earmarked for providing Christmas hampers to the local elderly population, as the magic of Christmas doesn't stop with age."

"I hope everyone who donated feels an immense sense of pride for making these donations possible.

"Without the help of our local community, we wouldn't be able to do the work we do and we are grateful for their support – especially through these incredibly difficult times."

The Love in a Box fundraiser will remain open until the end of November.

To make a donation, visit tinyurl.com/59phtfe5