FAMILIES had a fun day out at Stirling-based Ogilvie Group's first summer fete.
They also raised around £3000 for charity.
The area around Ogilvie's headquarters at Pirnhall Business Park was turned into a fairground on Saturday (August 20). Staff and families enjoyed everything from a sports arena, a bucking bronco and (more sedate) pony rides, to a bouncy castle and lots of great things to eat, including marshmallows dipped into a very popular chocolate fountain.
There were also bungee trampolines, magic shows, and an expert armed with all types of animals . . . from little rabbits to scarier snakes and a tarantula spider. Keeping things moving was a guest DJ.
Although some activities were free, others attracted a small charge - in turn raising much-needed charity cash.
Group chief executive Duncan Ogilvie said: "The fete was a great success. We estimate around 250 people attended, raising a huge amount of money for charity. We thank all our staff and their families for their support. The weather was great and hopefully everyone had a fantastic day out." The final fundraising tally for the event totalled £2,955.75. The final charity recipients have still to be decided.
Ogilvie Group has grown in recent years from its core activities of construction and housebuilding to also cover vehicle fleet management, IT and communications and commercial property development. To find out more visit www.ogilvie.co.uk