News on this page include updates for the RNLI and Macmillan Coffee Morning fundraisers as well as a report on the kids Mud Kitchen Construction

 

This year we are curtailed by the continuing COVID restrictions but we are raising funds for the RNLI and will take part in the Macmillan Coffee Morning on 11th September.

So far we have raised over £280 for the RNLI and over £640 at the Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Here are some photos of the work carried out to set up a tremendous mornings activities, from before the guests arrived. Trevor drew the winning ticket for his Bird Sculpture which alone raised £100.

 

McMillan Coffee Morning Report

Thank you all for attending our first Macmillan Coffee Morning.

This would not have happened without Joan’s determination. Berta, Joan, Margaret and I have worked hard through the week leading up to the 11th September, with some extra help on the morning from Margo and Sheena. I am glad our work produced an enjoyable and successful Coffee Morning.

Our success has depended upon some very generous donations from people. The tea coffee sugar milk cream all donated by your social side committee, me, Margaret, Berta, Margo and Sheena. A huge amount of baking from Berta, Jayne, Margo, Morag, Helen, myself, with scones donated by Joan. There was so much baking handed in on the day I am sure I have probably missed some people, thank you to you all of you, (sorry if I have missed your name check). With so much donated every penny you spent has gone to the charity.

A huge thank you to Trevor for the beautiful bird sculpture which alone raised over £100.

Thank you to Karen for her tenacity in selling our raffle tickets.

We must mention Dennis for his donation of the 1 litre bottle of whisky, sorry I cannot guarantee he didn’t make it himself!

Thank you to Jim and the guys for putting up the gazebos, and thanks to everyone who helped tidy and clean up after, you know who you are.

We had a huge amount of tombola and raffle prizes donated by Jayne, Margaret, Pam, a lovely wee dug from Morag and many other people donating as well.

Sorry again if I have missed your names here but a huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything, we have raised £670.45, way beyond what we hoped for.

Well done everyone. Sorry we don’t have any more photos of the event but we were a wee bitty busy.

Sally

Social Secretary on behalf of the Social Committee.

 

Building a mud kitchen for the bairns

They say charity begins at home, and not all charity is cash orientated, so with that in mind Suzi tasked (and supervised) some of the older kids on site to build a mud (we use sand) kitchen for the wee ones on site to play at.

The kids accepted the challenge, I think they just wanted to use the big kids toys, electric drills, driver, saws etc!! (watch those fingers)!

As you can see they did a great job using recycled wooden pallets and fences. Once built the younger kids wanted to help paint it. A great job by all involved.