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.


Once again, the envelopes for the annual collection are being distributed by the local Churches. Envelopes were enclosed in the last edition of "Contact" for those who wished to make a donation. There will also be a retiring collection in the Church on Sunday 15 May.

There will be no coffee morning this year. We ae asked to return the envelopes if possible by Sunday 15 May or as soon as possible thereafter but definitely during the month of May.


As a result of the Mission Group's recent fundraising, the sum of £2,042 (which includes £274.50 from donations for lapel ribbons) has been sent to the Disasters Emergency Committee which brings together 15 charities including British Red Cross,  Christian Aid and Save the Children.  

The Mission Group is grateful and very humbled yet again by the support and generosity of the people of Burns & Old.


As a result of the collection of Church Boxes at the recent Vestry Day and some already handed into the Church, the total of £520 has been raised.  I'd like to thank everyone for faithfully filling their boxes and helping towards this great total.

If anyone still has a box which they would like exchanged, please contact me and I will collect it. Also, if anyone would like a new box, just contact me too.

Thank you again to everyone for your donations, they are very much appreciated.

Elizabeth Derrick


On behalf of everyone at Stratchcarron Hospice, I am writing to thank Kilsyth Burns & Old Parish Church for your generous donation of £405 following your Christmas Remembrance Tree this year.

This kind donation can cover the cost of 17 hours of specialist nursing care for a terminally ill patient.

Thank you all for your support of Strathcarron Hospice                             February 2022


The TLM would like to thank the congregation for their generous donation of £560.00 collected during Christmas Services, in support of their Winter Appeal. These donations will greatly assist them in their work with people experiencing homelessness, vulnerability and social exclusion.

"May God bless you as you have blessed the least of these brothers and sisters of Christ". Matthew 25: 40                                                                                           Feb 2022

January 2022

On Monday 20 December, two cars left Kilsyth to deliver around 40 bags of warm clothing, toiletries etc and these were warmly received, Grateful thanks to David Cant for collecting the bags at his shop and our two willing car drivers for making the delivery.

The retiring offering at our Christmas Eve Service and also on Sunday 2 January was for the Lodging House Mission and with additional donations, amounted to £560.00 which has now been forwarded to them.


December 2021

The Lodging House Mission is again unable to accept our Christmas Boxes as they did in the past.

They are suggesting we deliver the items we usually placed in the Christmas Boxes as well as warm clothing etc to them and they will make up "Christmas Parcels" again this year and distribute them. We can also make a donation to their Christmas Appeal and they would purchase items required.

Items and donations can be brought to Church on Sunday 5, 12 and 19 December and David Cant has again agreed to accept items and donations at his shop in Main Street.


29 August 2021

I'd just like to update you on the plan for the exchange and counting of the Church Boxes. This would normally take place in September and March of each year.  However, in order to fully ensure the safety of our box holders, the people who visit the homes to exchange the boxes and our counters, it has been decided to delay the full exchange and count until next March, when we will re-assess the situation.

However, if anyone's box is full and they need their box to be exchanged, then please han you box into Church on any Sunday morning during September and you will be given a new box. Or, if you don't aready have a bx and would like one, please contact us.

Thank you so much again to you all for your continued support with the Church Boxes; it is very much appreciated.

Elizabeth Derrick

The Leprosy Mission Scotland

Thank you once again for the faithful box holders of TLM Scotland. 2020 has been a very difficult year for all charities and 2021 looks like being the same. TLM had hoped to hold many fund raising events to go towards the hope of eradicating Leprosy by 2035, but due to the pandemic, these events have been put on hold. It is a universal shame that there is still Leprosy in the world today when we know that it is curable with inxpensive therapy if caught early enough.

Please pray for the work of TLM Scotland as the medical staff in India are now coping with Covid patients in their hospitals as well as Leprosy.

This year Burns & Old has donated from box holders and monetary givings, the sum of £591.36.

Margaret Strain

June 2021


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.


February 2021

Please remember the Leprosy Mission during these difficult times. There will be a supply of TLM boxes available on Vestry Day 20 March for exchange.


December 2020

In September last year, TLM held a conference at Holyrood to highlight the fact that Lerosy is a curable disease if spotted early enough. 2020 was to be a year of campaigning and fundraising to work towards eradicating leprosy in 15 years. Sadly, because of the pandemic, this has had to be put on hold.

Please keep TLM Scotland in your prayers and if possible, keep filling the little coin boxes. Like all charities, finance is still important in order that the leprosy clinics can keep functioning.


January 2020

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.



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.

Christmas boxes

As announced earlier this month, the Lodging House Mission were unable to accept boxes this year. Instead, donations were handed in to Cant's shop in the Main Street. The result was that two cars were loaded (back seats and boots) along with an envelope containing £350 of donations and delivered. These were very warmly received and the Mission would like to thank everyone very much for their contribution to this worthy cause. (28 December 2020.)

We have just heard from the Lodging House Mission that this year they are unable to accept the Christmas boxes as they did in the past. They are suggesting we deliver the items usually in the Christmas boxes to them and they will make up "Christmas Parcels" and distribute them or we can make a donation to their Christmas appeal and they will purchase the items required.

David Cant has agreed to accept items or donations at his shop, as he did for the local foodbank at Harvest, from Monday 14 December.



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.


February 2021

As a result of the present situation, we will, again, be unable to exchange the Church Boxes as we would normally in March. If you have a box which needs to be exchanged, this can be done at the Vestry Day on Saturday 20 March. Please bring your box along and we will exchange it for a new one.

If, for any reason, you are unable to come to the Vestry Day, then please contact us and we would be happy to pick up your box and drop off a new box - socially distanced of course! Also, if you do not have a box and would like one, then again please contact us


Can we encourage you when buying anything on-line, to keep in mind the "easyfundraising" website - 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.