Former Rangers and Scotland football star Ally McCoist has delivered a video message in support of a fundraiser for Alara's Little Legs appeal.

The Largs community is rallying in a bid to raise £80,000 to help Alara Kavak to walk for the first time after being born premature and cannot walk without support and the use of specialist equipment.

Super Ally said: "I want give a special mention to a special night on Sunday December 11 at the Clark Memorial Church in Largs to support Alara - the beautiful wee girl that is Alara who is needing our help.

"I know that the people of Largs are wonderful at the best of times and I know also they are rallying around Alara in this great cause.

"There are some great performances on in the Clark Memorial Church at 7.30pm so get yourself along - you will have a fantastic evening and you will be supporting a great cause. Lots of love and take care."

Alara's parents Fiona and Ozkan issued a rallying call after being given the chance of a revolutionary surgical procedure in America which could allow their daughter to take her first steps.

'A Gala for Alara' is set to take place on December 11 in Clark Memorial Church, featuring a string of individual and group performances.

Talented students from the Royal Conservatoire, Aaron Kinning, Largs Primary Choir, soprano Helen Lothian Convery, Paul and Jennifer McShane and the Largs Boys' Brigade Pipe Band will all perform.

The evening of fundraising has been organised by local lady Lynsey Ewing.

She said: “I have been blown away by the support we have received for Alara’s concert next month.

“We have sold so many seats already and have had amazing raffle prizes donated too. It’s set to be a great night for an amazing cause.

“Largs Printers have kindly prepared and donated the tickets, promotional posters and programmes.”

Tickets for the musical gala, costing £10, are available by emailing, or can be purchased from Boutique Hair Spa or The Fish Works in Largs.

And to donate to Alara's appeal, go here