Upcycling Workshops 07.06.24-12.07.24

We have some exciting news!

Starting next Friday, we will be running 6 upcycling workshops. They are only £20 to attend all six of the sessions (it will still be £20 if you miss any of the sessions) or £15 if you are bringing your own smaller/medium sized piece of furniture to work on. The workshops will be at your own pace and are about improving your wellbeing as well as getting creative!

You will be also be able to take away what you have made at the end of the course for free. If you are interested then please email Jane at enquiries@the-gate-charity.org by the 5th of June.

Street Soccer Scotland is back in Alloa!

Street Soccer Scotland are offering free sessions at Indodrill Stadium on Tuesdays at 11:45am-1:30. Why not go along to one of their sessions to see if it is for you?

National Stationery Week 12th of May-19th of May

It’s National Stationery Week: the annual campaign to celebrate all things ‘stationery-related’, to encourage spending time practising handwriting, putting pen to paper!

How about supporting the campaign by donating stationery items to The Gate School Uniform Club?

Please hand in pens, pencils, pencil cases, notebooks etc – any amounts – and, of course, outgrown school uniform items – to The Gate Shop, 69 Mill Street, Alloa, FK10 1DX

Donate to The Gate School Uniform Club and maybe even grab a bargain when you’re in the shop. If you are in need of school uniforms for your children then you can sign up for our school uniform bank by emailing schooluniformclub@the-gate-charity.org

Money Coaching Sessions Have Returned

Back due to popular request, Colin Primrose from Christians Against Poverty Scotland will be running another block of Money Coaching Sessions but this time it will be in the evening as many of you have requested this. They will run on our premises at 2 Ludgate, Alloa.

It will be 3 sessions on a Monday evening 7pm-9:30pm and the dates are:

13th of May

20th of May

27th of May (optional module)

If you are interested then sign up here: https://refresh.capmoney.org/joi…/65fd85ec09693254f2067cd3 and be quick as we only have 10 spaces for this block of classes and last time we ran out in two days.

If you are unable to attend the course but are still interested in how you can get your debts under control then check out their website here: https://capuk.org/… or call them on 0800 328 0006.

We also have Fiona in our Community Café space on the first Thursday of every month 1:30pm-3:30pm who can help you with your debts. No appointment needed, just come along!

NEW: Lunch Bunch on Thursday 18 April

We will be having a Lunch Bunch for over 55s and it will be 12pm-1pm on Thursday the 18th of April. The Lunch Bunch is a social lunch for those looking to bring their friends along and meet other like-minded folks!

It is only £3 per person and the price includes a homemade soup, sandwich and refreshments.

Please book in advance by emailing enquiries@the-gate-charity.org or by texting 07491383441 (we may not be able to respond to texts till Tuesday).

Website work in progress…

We are currently working on our website. Please email enquiries@the-gate-charity.org if you cannot find the information that you need.

ASDA Foodbank & Larder Collection

A massive thank you to all staff & customers at Asda AlloaThe Gate Larder had a pop up donation station last week where we collected 510kg of food in 35 large crates.


It was a very successful collection and will go a long way to helping feed people in Clackmannanshire. Thank you for supporting those in food poverty.

Cafe Xtra – Picnic Lunch Deliveries For OVER 65’s

Starting from the 8th of April, we are offering delicious Picnic Lunches for only £5 which include a homemade soup, sandwich (various fillings available), scone and traybake delivered straight to your door!

This service is available to over 65’s however we may make exceptions depending on the circumstances, if you are or know someone under 65 who would highly benefit from this service then please message us and we can discuss). We also include a free welfare check where an emergency contact will be notified if there is no answer at the door.

The service can be set up so that you can receive the Picnic Lunch once, twice or three times a week and you can pay cash at the door or set up a standing order. The delivery happens between 10am-11am on a Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday depending on which day(s) you have chosen.

If you have any questions, please text 07584867362

Monthly WHAT’S ON Timetable – April 2024

Thank you all for your patience, we are a week late but we finally have our April timetable! If you have any questions about what services we offer, always feel free to message us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/the.gate.charity or text Alisha on 07491383441.

We also have strong partnerships with other organisations, charities and groups in the area and can help you with signposting.

There is no confidence and interview skills club this month as we are running it in blocks and there is no block in April, the next block will be in May.

We have also changed it so that our Women’s Craft group runs once every two weeks instead of weekly, this is so that we can run our Memory Café on the opposite weeks. The new times for the Women’s Craft Group and Memory Café are 10:30am-12pm.

Family Meal Night (Friday 12th of April)

We will be having another FREE Family Meal Night with board games included and we will be serving Burgers and Chips!

Please book in advance by texting 07491383441 with your:

  • Full name
  • How many will be attending (including amount of children)
  • If you have any allergies or dietary requirements

Please text as soon as you can so that we know how many to expect, If I don’t get back to you today then I will not be able to reply till Monday.