Charities and Fund Raising
This page will show smaller articles regarding charities we have collected for and items which are otherwise not included on our website. Hopefully, you may find these of interest.
The Folk Concert held on Friday 17 January in aid of Christian Aid was well attended and very much enjoyed.The sum realised was £800 which was equally divided between Christian Aid and Kerela Eye Hospital in India.
Leprosy Mission Scotland
The update on the donation from the boxes to Leprosy Mission Scotland (TLM) is £725.56 for the year 2019. Well done to everyone who contributed an thanks for your continued support over the years. Anyone who wishes to have a box please contact us.
There will be a represenative from TLM speaking at our service on Sunday 2 February and there will be a retiring offering for TLM on that date.
Shoe Box Appeal
The Lodging House Mission were delighted to accept the 48 shoe boxes delivered to them containing toiletries, hat, scarf, etc for either a lady or gentleman. They asked for everyone who donated such a shoe box to be warmly thanked and assured us that the recipient of each box would be very grateful to receive it.
The Remembrance Tree in December was sponsored for Robin House, the Children's Hospice at Balloch. The donations amounted to £600 which has been delivered to them.
Can we encourage you when buying anything on-line, to keep in mind the "easyfundraising" website - www.easyfundraising.org.uk. It costs you nothing extra and gives a small donation to the church with every purchase. It's easy to join, enter the name of our church then create an account. It includes major retailers such as John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, Argos, Boots, Amazon, EBay, Currys as well as travel and insurance companies and many more. Full instructions are given on how to do your shopping.
The counting of the Church boxes will take place in the lower hall from 6.00pm on Tuesday 10 March. If anyone is available to help with the count, even if just for a short time, it would be very much appreciated.
The boxes to be exchanged will be available in the large hall after the services on Sunday 23 February and Sunday 1 March.
If anyone doesn't yet have a box and would like one, please contact us.