AULDS have proven they’re not half ‘bard’ by donating a delicious prize for Greenock Burns Club to raffle off at their coffee morning today.

The Greenock-based business have kept a long-running tradition alive by kindly handing over a Burns-themed bake to help the Mother Club raise cash at the annual event.

The coffee morning kicks off at 10am today in the saloon of Greenock Town Hall and one lucky attendee will be able to take the cake home.

Greenock Burns Club Raymond Jack told the Tele the club were looking forward to holding the event.

He said: “The cake is always one of the focal points of our coffee morning and Aulds have kindly donated it once again this year.

“It’s a very proud tradition.

“This year on the cake we’ve got a maquette [scale model] we’ve had made of Robert Burns which we’re starting to raise money for in order to erect a statue of Robert Burns in Greenock.

“It’s very exciting, we’ve just started fundraising and fortunately we’ve already had a very generous donation of £25,000 towards the estimated cost of £400,000.”

Alan Marr, Managing Director of Aulds, added: “This has been a longstanding tradition and we’ve always honoured it.

“It’s good to support local causes and local industry where we can, we always try and do so.”