We are delighted to welcome Rhona Morrison to discuss her her book ‘I don’t talk to to dead bodies’

FREE EVENT:16TH October 2023

Prepare to be intrigued, amazed and astonished as you join Dr Rhona Morrison on an often funny, and at times downright bizarre, thought-provoking, and eye-opening rollercoaster ride through some of the most curious encounters of her career as a leading forensic psychiatrist.

Delve into the minds of real people, travel directly into their living rooms and see behind the closed doors of hospitals, prisons, and court rooms. Lift the lid on Dr Morrison’s jaw-dropping experiences with murderers, stalkers, and other dangerous offenders as she attempts to make sense of some highly unusual situations.

I Don’t Talk to Dead Bodies shines a powerful, and surprisingly moving spotlight on the fascinating life of a forensic psychiatrist and the people she works with. It goes beyond the sensationalist headlines to show you just what happens in a world where mental illness can make good people do bad things.

Books will be on sale on the night and an audience Q&A

Doors open at 6.00pm, refreshments will be available

The Gate Charity

2 Ludgate


FK10 2DR

Challenge Poverty Week 2023

We are supporting this years Challenge Poverty Week, which runs from the 2nd to the 8th of October. The cost-of-living crisis has brought challenges to many in Clackmannanshire. Individuals, families, the young and the old are experiencing poverty as a result of illness, unemployment, low income or other factors out with their control.

With many people in our community facing hardship for the first time. We are asking for you to get involved and call for changes to be made that will help to eradicate preventable poverty in Clackmannanshire.

If you would like to find out more about how you can be involved contact us below.

For information about volunteering to help people in need email jane@the-gate-charity.org

For help from our foodbank contact jay-anne@the-gate-charity.org

For support from our resilience building coordinator contact alisha@the-gate-charity.org

To contribute financially towards helping those in need contact catriona@the-gate-charity.org

To partner with us or for any other enquiries contact jilly@the-gate-charity.org

Our Fashion Show On The 15th Of September

Come along to our fashion show next Friday where we will take the fanciest dresses and clothing and have our models show them off! Buffet is included in the ticket price.

Come along to our Community Café

What’s on …


We have decided this year to run a competition for those who enjoy art and photography. Our winner will have their art on the front of our Christmas cards – that will be for sale in our Charity Shop!

Here are the rules for anyone who wants to take part:

1. All entries can be sent to us through Facebook PM or emailed to enquiries@the-gate-charity.org (please include your full name, age and a contact number).

2. You can use any form of media, it can be paint, pen, pencil, pastel, digital drawing, or a photograph!

3. You can send us a photo of your image before the deadline but if you win we would need the original copy to scan.

4. The deadline is Wednesday the 13th of September at 11pm.

5. The image must be of The Gate building (in the photo below) and be A4 landscape.

6. After we receive all entries we will put them up on Facebook so that people can vote for which one they like best. This will open on the 14th of September at noon and close 15th of September at 11pm.

7. Children can also enter the competition.

If we get a lot of entries we might even make a calendar too!

Thank you and good luck to everyone who decides to enter, we would appreciate a share! 😊❤

May be a graphic of the Cotswolds and text that says "Competition! ART the ga e the gale Practical help for positive change"

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All Year School Uniform Club Opening 16th of October!

We will be starting a year round school uniform club starting the 16th of October. We will post more details closer to the time but it will be at our new charity shop The Gate Charity Shop at 69 Mill Street and will be appointment only which must be organised through emailing schooluniformbank@the-gate-charity.org 👔💙💙

Our shop needs your donations, please help… there is something in if for you too :)

Did you know that decluttering can release stress and improve your sense of well-being and that if your home is in order you will feel less stress?

Having too much ‘stuff’ can make you feel overwhelmed AND it is actually really tiring – the more stuff we see, the more we have to process…

Here are our top tips for decluttering

😀Find time

😀Put on your favourite tunes…loud!!

😀Invite friends to offer second opinions

😀clear space

😀Have boxes ready ‘keep’ & ‘donate’

😀Try things on

😀If you haven’t worn it this year it’s time to donate

😀Is it seasonal? will you wear it next season?

😀Have fun

😀Call us to arrange for a collection – 01259 211000

We are looking for the following types of donations:

Small pieces of furniture

Bric-a- brac

Children’s party clothes

Halloween Costumes


Pictures & frames


Occasional chairs

All money raised form our Charity Shop, no matter how small helps local people in crisis

Thank you 🙂