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Where Can You Go For Help?

We have received many phone calls from the general public requiring assistance for many matters. We are very happy and proud to be able to help people requiring a food parcel. We are delivering food parcels directly to people’s doorstep who have been referred through our usual referral system. However, we are unable to assist […]

Easter Weekend Update!

The Gate Centre will be closed over the Easter weekend. However, our Foodbank will remain open on Friday and Monday for urgent referrals only. The project will reopen on Tuesday 14th April at 10am to 3pm. The usual referral system is still in place during the difficult time.

Thank You Clackmannanshire!

We want to thank the Clacks Community for their support during this national crisis. We have had a huge response to our plea for volunteer support. We have a full working team at the moment and over 20 people on our reserve list should things change. People have also been really kind in donating food. […]

Staff and Volunteers Enjoy A Recent Training Exercise

Our staff and volunteers thoroughly enjoyed learning how to use our fire extinguishers in the event of an emergency yesterday at The Gate Centre. They all had a turn at using one of the fire extinguishers and Martin Williams from Secure Fire Protection Ltd also provided our team with some valuable advice on fire management […]

Welcoming Royalty and VIPs to The Gate Centre

We were absolutely delighted to welcome Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent alongside his Private Secretary Nick Turnball, the Lord-Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire Johnny Stewart, Vice Lord-Lieutenant John Spruce and Clerk to the Lord-Lieutenant Craig Dunbar to meet our volunteers. The CEO of Clacks Council Nikki Bridle and Provost Tina Murphy also came along on the […]

School Uniform Bank

Our School Uniform Bank operates annually in partnership with the local SNP constituency. During the summer of 2019, we provided 355 children with school clothing and equipment. This project is very much a community effort. Local organisations get involved throughout the donation, sorting and distributing process such as staff from CTSI, Ochilview Housing Association, Yorkshire […]

Jackson helps to connect people all over the world!

THE globetrotting mascot of an Alloa charity has become the organisation’s most travelled volunteer, having visited nearly 20 countries. Jackson, an adorable fluffy Labrador toy, has been travelling the world with volunteers of The Gate since last summer and has been as far as Australia, the US, Gambia and much more. He helps connect people, […]

School Uniform Bank News 2019

We provided 355 children with school uniforms and equipment this year thanks to donations from our generous community and the help from many organisations, including our wonderful Gate volunteers. We received 75 referrals and 194 children visited our “Open Week” to access support, supporting 21 schools and nurseries within Clackmannanshire. We would like to say […]