Community spirit shines through in Falkirk

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Well, that’s our first Face of Falkirk competition done and dusted - and Kayleigh Harley was undoubtedly a worthy winner.

Her crowning came at the end of a great afternoon of entertainment, supplemented by some good food and a few drinks.

But, enjoyable as it was, what really shone through for me was the community spirit and generosity shown by the Falkirk public – even in these austere times.

Compere George Craig had some kind words to say about The Falkirk Herald and our desire to stage such events, which fall outside our normal remit of reporting the news.

It’s a role we take seriously, whether it be it be our own initiatves, such as the business awards and Voice of Falkirk, or the numerous others we’re happy to lend our name and support to.

However, none of it would be possible without the backing of our readers ... and we got that in abundance on Sunday.

Numerous companies generously offered their time and prizes while friends and families turned up in numbers.

But it was left to Kayleigh to sum up why everyone was so keen to dig deep. ‘‘I entered because it was for Strathcarron Hospice.’’ she said.

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