Gate Catering Services Now Available

Do you require catering for an event? We provide indoor and outdoor catering for events such as AGMs, Project Launches, Training Events and/or fun days.

We provide nutritious food at affordable prices.
Please telephone The Gate for prices and further information 01259 218766.

Prize Bingo Fundraising Success

We would like to thank everyone who recently attended our fundraising event. Last Thursday we held a prize bingo evening and raised £404 to help operate our projects. Everyone who came along thoroughly enjoyed the evening and our crazy bingo caller Mr Alan Faulds made the night even more fun with his humour and dedication. Alan is a great supporter of The Gate and it was lovely to see him again. Hopefully, there will be another event soon, offering a fun social evening for the Wee County whilst raising much needed funds for The Gate Charity.

Thanks again for all the support before, during and after the event!

Annual School Uniform Bank to Return July 2018

We are now collecting donations of school uniforms and equipment until the 18th July 2018 to operate our Annual School Uniform Bank.

The purpose of the project is to provide vulnerable children with uniforms and equipment to return to school with dignity and pride. We could not operate this project without the wonderful support we receive from the community. Everyone gets behind this project by recycling good quality used clothes to benefit other children within the Wee County. Last year we provided 318 children with uniforms and we are hoping to reach more children and families this year with the help from the local community.

The OPEN WEEK will be held from Monday 23 July to Friday 27 July 2018, 2pm – 4pm at The Gate Centre. There is no charge for the uniforms and equipment although we welcome donations if possible.

Any professionals supporting vulnerable children can telephone to refer families for support. We offer uniforms and equipment to referrers before the general public to ensure that the most vulnerable children have first access to stock and equipment. Please telephone 01259 218766 for further information. Thank you in advance for any assistance or donations you may provide, we welcome and need your support!

Thank You Dollar Academy

We would like to say a huge thank you to Carol Fitzpatrick [musical director] and pupils from Dollar Academy who recently held a concert to raise much needed funds for our charity.  On the night, over £1000 was raised and the evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all.  Pupils played a variety of instruments and choirs sang their hearts out to a live audience who were mesmerized by every pupil and staff member’s amazing talent.

We would also like to thank the wonderful Ernest Sangster [Gate Volunteer] who organised the evening together with the academy’s principal and musical director.

We could not operate our projects without the valued support from our community to help the most vulnerable people living within Clackmannanshire.   We thoroughly appreciated the support from all involved!

 

Thank You Coop Funeralcare

We would like to thank Alloa’s Coop Funeralcare for their recent donation of Easter eggs and soft toys which were distributed out in family food parcels supporting the most vulnerable children living within Clackmannanshire.

SDS supports our Boiler Room Refurbishments

Recently we secured funding to purchased an urgently needed new boiler.  However, our boiler room was really run down.  The ceiling was full of holes, the walls were desperately needing painted and the whole room generally needed some much needed TLC.  However, with no funds we were struggling to complete the works.  We warmly welcomed SDS (Skills Development Scotland) donation of £75 to purchase paint and items for improvements.  SDS won the cash from a window display competition and were keen to support our needs.  We are now in the process of carrying out repairs and renovations after we all met at Buicks to purchase materials.  Thanks again SDS for the support!

Five Star Football Events Supports Our Foodbank

We would like to thank Five Star Football Events for supporting our foodbank.  Last week, they hosted a Celtic vs Rangers Legions football match and provided 300 children with free tickets on the condition they brought some tins to donate to our foodbank.  Although the day was really cold, everyone enjoyed the match and we welcomed the tins and packets of food donated!  What a great idea!  THANK YOU!

Thank You to Everyone who Supported our Recent Gig at The Gate

We were delighted when all the tickets sold out for our recent Gig at The Gate event.  The main goal of this project is to offer people a venue to socialise and meet with new friends, but more importantly have fun!  And boy did everyone have loads of fun dancing, singing and playing party games on the day!  Our younger volunteers Lily, Erin and Emma also did a wonderful dance whilst our guests enjoyed a drink with delicious home baking.  Thank you girls – you were amazing and of course to all our volunteers who helped this day be so successful!  We are already looking forward to our next Gig which will be held sometime towards the end of June or the beginning of July.  Thanks again to everyone who supported the event!

Books n Blether

There are 3 places available to join our “Books n Blether” reading group in our Centre.

The purpose of the group is to encourage people to read whilst building friendships and having fun.

The group  meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 10am – 12noon.

If you are interested in joining this group, please call 01259 218766