Dunipace regulars reach new heights for charity

Staff and regulars at The Songbird bar in Dunipace
Staff and regulars at The Songbird bar in Dunipace

Regulars at a Dunipace pub scaled the country’s tallest peak to help promote the work being done by a Falkirk mental health charity.

A total of 26 staff members and customers from The Songbird bar in Stirling Street climbed Ben Nevis in appalling conditions last month and have planned two further fundraising events in the coming weeks.

They are raising cash for Falkirk & District Association for Mental Health (FDAMH), which assists local people in recovering from mental health problems.

The charity, which has its headquarters in Victoria Road, Falkirk, has helped several friends and family members of Songbird regulars.

Owner Tommy Hamilton said: “I have lost a family member and a friend to suicide, so I am very keen to help out FDAMH. Another friend of mine found out about it by chance and said it has been a huge help to him.

“Since we started fundraising, I’ve been stunned by the number of people who have told me that FDAMH has also helped them out.”

A charity disco takes place at The Songbird on Friday, October 18. Tickets, priced £10, can be bought in advance from the bar.

A prize bingo night takes place the following Friday. Tickets can be bought on the door.