A WEE COUNTY author is set to be a guest speaker at a fundraising event later on in the year.

Kate Donne, who wrote Life in the Gorbals: The Complete Bobby Muldoon Trilogy, will speak at the Stirling Smiths Art Gallery and Museum on May 2 at an event which is raising money for the Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund.

The money raised will go towards a respite home built for children with cancer, with the charity close to reaching their target.

Between 7pm and 9pm on the night, a group of Authors are coming together to discuss their journey of becoming a published Author and discuss issues which may help budding Authors.

Kate, who lives in Dollar, has spent many years involved in the arts, supporting the Eilidh Brown Memorial fund, and now runs her own personal development company.

Helen Nicol, who is organising the event, said: "I have led the charge in raising over £12,000 for various cancer charities in memory of my 20-year-old daughter Natalie Jane Gray, who died of a large cancerous brain tumour on May 2, 2015.

"Many businesses helped us to achieve this with their kind raffle donations. I am supporting the Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund as Eilidh was my daughter's friend who also died of childhood cancer.

"I went on TV with Anton du Beke to help Strathcarron Hospice to win the National Lottery Stars. Due to this achievement, Strathcarron Hospice secured funding from the Lottery fund for a few more years."

The group are also looking for people to donate raffle prizes for the night.

Helen added: "Any kind of raffle prize that you can provide would be greatly appreciated. I am happy to personally pick up donations if required."

Anyone wishing to donate can do so by contacting Helen at helennicolht@yahoo.co.uk.