Dalmuir Out Of School Care Group held their Christmas fair last weekend - and it was a huge success thanks to the ‘elfy’ turnout from locals.

The generosity of staff, volunteers, and those who attended, means the kids who use the service can now look forward to trips out during the summer holidays after the event raised more than £600.

Organiser Elaine Kelly said: “We are over the moon, and want to thank everyone who made the fair such a huge success.”

Visitors were welcomed to the event at Dalmuir Community Centre with stalls selling all sorts of Christmas gift ideas, as well as home baking, and competitions including guess the number of sweeties in the jar, and a tombola.

By far, the most popular stall was ‘guess the name of the elf’ - which saw a giant cuddly elf presented to the winner who chose Luca as the lucky moniker.

This was the second time the group held a Christmas fair –- but it was so popular it is set to become an annual event from now on.

Elaine added: “Everyone had a great time, but more importantly, we raised funds which will allow us to take the kids out during the summer holidays. We will probably visit a safari park or zoo. They are so expensive to go to that some of the kids here will never have been to one before.

“Hiring a coach is expensive, but the money raised will allow us to give everyone a day out to remember.”