FAMILIES from all over Inverclyde made sure spring had sprung at a fun event in Port Glasgow.

Parklea Branching Out held its first ever spring fair and the inaugural occasion proved a great success.

People of all ages took time to browse an impressive range of products and found out more about the work of Parklea in the process.

Horticultural therapist Christine Falconer said the team at the support organisation were 'blown away' by the number of people who attended.

She said: "We're absolutely delighted with the response.

"It was lovely to see whole families coming along to see us and enjoying the activities together.

"Hopefully they'll speak to their friends about their experience and they'll come along again next year."

Fairgoers took part in craft activities and browsed the stalls, and also got the chance to learn more about making popcorn and growing beans, strawberries and herbs.

Christine said the work of the Parklea service users in planning and managing the event did not go unnoticed.

They staffed the stalls and prepared for the event by crafting an eye-catching array of crafts and gifts, including everything from concrete mushrooms to tote bags.

Christine said it was great to see the Parklea attendees take centre stage and added that the success of the spring fair will help spread the word about Parklea's work helping people with support needs.

Christine said: "This has helped us reach out into the community and show people what we do here."