Would you like to join a social group to meet new friends?

Do you like to knit and natter and/or meet up with new friends? Come along to our Knit N Natter / Social Group at The Gate Centre, 2 Ludgate, ALLOA. Every Wednesday, 2pm – 4pm. Don’t worry if your cannot knit, we can teach you and there are also other social activities to get involved in. Some of our group members enjoy a game of dominos, cards or even connect 4. You can get involved or just come along for a coffee and a natter amongst others.

For further information, please call The Gate Centre 01259 218766.


We will be hosting a fundraising event on Saturday 29 September at Weir Pumps Social Club from 8 til late to raise much needed funds for our charity. Tickets cost £5 and are available from The Gate Centre, 2 Ludgate ALLOA.

We have excellent raffle prizes and the night promises to be an evening to remember!

Don’t miss out on a fun evening whilst supporting a local charity.
For further information, please call 01259 218766.

BSC Glasgow supports The Gate

ALLOA-BASED BSC Glasgow will donate the admission takings from their upcoming SFA South Challenge Cup match against Edusport Academy to The Gate Charity.

BSC have been ground-sharing with Alloa Athletic for the last two seasons and the club have also given away 50 free tickets to the match for service users at The Gate to go along to The Indodrill Stadium to enjoy the match.
George Fraser, BSC Glasgow’s general manager, said: “We have been playing in Alloa for a couple of seasons and we want to give back the warm welcome we’ve been given by the local community by donating our admission takings to The Gate, a charity which we believe do fantastic work in the community, offering an array of projects all designed to help people in need.
“The South Challenge Cup is always an exciting tournament for us and it’s one that we won in our inaugural season. We’re really looking forward to welcoming people from The Gate to enjoy what’s always an exciting match between ourselves and Edusport Academy.”
Marie Brownhill, Centre Manager at The Gate, added: “We are absolutely delighted to be supported by BSC Glasgow with this very kind donation of help.
“The Gate Charity operates various projects such as a Crisis Foodbank, Soup Pot, Community Café and Home Starter Pack service as well as smaller community services to help overcome social isolation, homelessness, poverty, mental health issues and addiction.
“As a charity, we are constantly fundraising and trying to raise much needed funds to operate our projects to support the most vulnerable within our community. We can’t thank BSC Glasgow enough for their very valued help and support.”
Admission at The Indodrill Stadium on Saturday is £4 for adults and £2 for concessions, with everything taken on the door being donated.
The club are encouraging everyone to come out and roar the side onto victory while supporting a fantastic local organisation.

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!

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.

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