Fund-raising

Fundraising News from Cumbernauld Old

There are couple of fundraising activities coming up over the summer and we thought we’d let you know what we have in the pipeline so you can put the dates in your diaries and also decide how you may be able to help.

Summer Garden Party on Saturday 9th July
A summer garden party is being held in the Manse grounds on Saturday 9th July from 11.00 am till 1.00 pm. We are currently looking for donations for the tea room, the summer picnic hamper, home baking stall and tombola and have put up a ‘wish list’ in both the Village Church and the hall at the Forge Centre, Balloch. So please add your name to that if you can help.

Also, if you are able to help on the day, even for an hour, please speak to Janice Smillie, Ivy Fletcher, Elizabeth Snedden, Mhairi Gilchrist, Anne Morrison or Caroline Edwardson.

Plant Sale and Coffee on Saturday 8th October
A plant cuttings and coffee event is planned for Saturday 8th October (a change from the previously-advertised date), so we’re making an early plea to all those gardeners out there to please bring along cuttings from your garden over the summer months for this event.

We’ll post further details about both events as their dates get closer, but wanted to let you know about them early in the hope we can enlist your help. Thanks in advance!

Christmas Carols and Songs

Please come and join us in our celebration of Christmas with an evening of Christmas Carols and Songs on Thursday 10th December at 7.30pm in the Forge Community Centre, Balloch, Cumbernauld, G68 9ND.

Enjoy an evening of friendship and fun, especially as tea / coffee and Christmas pies are included in the ticket price of £2.00. Other Christmas goodies will also be available!

Tickets from any Boys’ Brigade leader on a Thursday evening, from Church on a Sunday, or call Alex Edwardson (01236) 724933. This is a fund-raising event on behalf of the 1st Cumbernauld Boys’ Brigade and Cumbernauld Old Parish Church.

Crafts, Coffee & Christmas

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church’s Christmas Fair has had a revamp this year and will be appearing in its new guise of Crafts, Coffee and Christmas on Saturday 21st November from 10:00am till 12:30pm in the Village Hall, The Wynd.

As well as the traditional Hamper Raffle, Tombola, Raffle, Soft Goods, Baking and Ladies’ Group Mystery Bags there will be craft stalls including jewellery and prints, cards, fabric toys and goods, candles, personalised decorations and glassware. A great opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done!

Those of you with a sweet tooth can indulge in a treat from the chocolate fountain and grab a bargain from Thorntons including Advent Calendars, stocking fillers etc. all at special lower prices.

Entry includes coffee and refreshments: Adults £2 Children free.

Donations for Hampers, Tombola and the raffle can be handed in any time from now on in the vestibule in the church at the Village or the back of the hall at Balloch. Baking can be handed in to the District Hall from 9am on 21st November.
Due to the revamp we do not require anything other than baking and donations to raffle, hamper and tombola.

For further details please contact Elizabeth 726451 or Anne 721496

Webb Ivory catalogues 2015

The schools are back in session, the days are getting shorter and festive goods are starting to appear in our shops. Yes, although it’s hard to believe, it’s that time of year again – the Webb Ivory catalogues have arrived! They are bigger and better with a wider range of cards, paper, gifts and lots more.

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church will get at least 25% from each item bought, so just one pack of cards or a roll of wrapping paper will contribute to church funds and so make a difference.

This is an easy, painless method of fund-raising for the church, so please give us your support. Even better, pass the catalogue round your friends, neighbours or workmates too. Get your catalogue – there are plenty to go round – from Wilma Shepherd or Elizabeth Snedden.

Summer Fete 2015

This year’s annual Summer Fete will be held on Saturday 30th May from 1.30pm – 4.00pm in the Manse grounds and we are looking for a turn-out to match last year’s wonderful attendance. Entry will be £1 per adult, with free entry for accompanied children. There will be an additional charge for the tea-room.

We hope to have all the usual stalls and plenty of activities for the children – at the moment we are looking for donations for raffle prizes and the tombola and soft goods (e.g. knitting, etc.) stalls. But most of all we’d like to ask you to put the date in your diary and make a note to come along.

We would also like help during the preceding week to help us get ready – if you can volunteer to help us clean / wipe down tables and chairs on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th from 6.30pm, and with erecting some stalls and gazebos on Friday 29th, that help would be greatly appreciated. Just turn up at the Manse and join in the fun!

With your help this year’s Summer Fete could be the best yet. Don’t miss it!

Burns’ Supper 2015

The Men’s Group Annual Burns’ Supper will be held on Wednesday 21 January in Cumbernauld Bowling Club and everyone is invited to come along to this extremely popular social event in the Church calendar.

Cumbernauld Burns Club will provide their usual, entertaining dialogue, masterminded by Callum Cormack, our Chairman for the evening. Our own Janet Graham and David Boyle will provide excellent musical interludes and Anne Walker will provide her usual wit in defence of the ladies. You will also be served a first class meal! All in all, a great night, not to be missed.

Tickets are now available from any member of the Men’s Group, modestly priced at £7 per head. The time on the evening is 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Hope to see you there.