MORE than £1500 has been raised for Strathcarron Hospice through an online fundraiser.

The money came from a collaboration between Forth Valley group The Jolly Boys, and local bands Nae Danger and Free Guinness.

The Jolly Boys had built up a large following after creating an online pub page on Facebook called The Jolly Inn.

Through the page, the group held various events and often had singers play live – with people watching by streaming the performances.

A spokesperson from The Jolly Boys told the Advertiser: "We had been looking forward to hosting our biggest event to date on July 4.

"However, with lockdown because of coronavirus it was rescheduled till next year.

"Then we spoke to the guys from Nae Danger and the guys from Free Guinness, then we suggested we could possibly do something on July 4 in aid of Strathcarron."

The Jolly Boys then created a Facebook and fundraising page for the event – entitled 'Stream for Strathcarron' – and drafted in musicians and bands to take part.

These included Nae Danger, Free Guinness, Johnny Lee Memphis, Leona Hens, Zoe Richards and more.

"[In] the build-up we got local businesses involved with picture[s] of them supporting by pledging their donations and getting their picture taken with the Strathcarron flag," the spokesperson added.

"The public responded well with people keen to join the group to see the exiting line up.

"We opened the day with some of The Jolly Boys socially distanced at Clackmannan Tower doing the first live stream – starting with the bagpipes."

This was followed by all the performances, which drew in online audiences from Clackmannanshire to Canada and everywhere in between.

The Jolly Boys' spokesperson said: "We have raised so far £1661 for Strathcarron Hospice; we had a lot of fun and have memories that'll last forever."

Strathcarron Hospice provides specialist palliative care and expert end of life care for people living in Forth Valley and surrounding areas.