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Christian Aid Week 2015

The money from the annual house-to-house collection in the parish has been counted and we can announce that the amazing sum of £2600.43 was collected this year. Of that £1224.10 was Gift-Aided, allowing Christian Aid to reclaim the tax at 25p in the £1 from these donations.

But the good news doesn’t end there – a further £500 was raised for Christian Aid at the Boys’ Brigade annual display in the Forge, so well done to them and to the parents and friends who supported them.

1st Cumbernauld Boys’ Brigade Annual Display 2015

It was the Annual Display of the 1st Cumbernauld Boys’ Brigade Company on Thursday evening, and a mighty fine evening it was too. There was a marvellous turnout of boys, from the Anchor Boys (P1 to P3), Junior Section (P4 – P6), and Company Section and Seniors, as well as many parents, families and friends.

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Cumbernauld Village Easter event

Cumbernauld Village Action for the Community (CVAC) will be holding an Easter event in The Lanriggs (weather permitting) on Saturday 4th April, starting at 1pm until 3pm.

They propose to have an Easter Bonnet competition, an Easter Egg Hunt and Decorating an Egg. There will also be some interesting and fun filled games. So please come along and support the event, being held on behalf of the local community.

For further information check out the Village website at cumbernauldvillage.org where you can also find a link to their Facebook page and view additional proposed events during 2015.

If you require any additional details please contact nancy65 [@] sky.com

Out-of-hours NHS cover

The Village Community Council is formally objecting to the proposal by NHS Lanarkshire to close the Out-of-Hours Service in Cumbernauld. They would, however, urge residents to also send in individual letters of objection, and have prepared a sample letter, copies of which are available in the vestibule of the Parish Church. These letters only require members to fill in their address and signature, then send them off. A sample letter is also available to view on the Cumbernauld Village Facebook page. The more objections NHS Lanarkshire receive, the better the chance of retaining this vital service for Cumbernauld.

Please refer any comments or questions regarding this to Cumbernauld Village Community Council, rather than the church.

The Hamilton Window

The Hamilton Window (east aisle)In August this year, a new stained glass window was installed in the gallery above the east aisle of the Parish Church.

Designed by the artist Colin Stevenson and donated by Mr & Mrs Hamilton of Dullatur in celebration of their Golden Wedding Anniversary, the window takes its inspiration from the ‘Rainbow Window’ in the church vestibule and represents the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove. A colourful, powerful and welcome addition to our church, I’m sure you’ll agree!

Record-breakers!

The World Record for the longest ever non-stop game of 5-a-side football was claimed last weekend.

Representatives from a number of Boys’ Brigade companies, including our own 1st Cumbernauld Company, played continuously from 10pm on Thursday 11th to 9am on Sunday 14th September at Broadwood Stadium – with permitted breaks, a total of 55 hours, beating the previous record by two hours. All the documentation now has to be ratified by Guinness World Records, but we hope our record will soon be an ‘official’ one.

Under the title ‘Engage a Generation – the Seven Summit Challenge’ (shorted to Engage 7 Summits) this was an astonishing feat of both organisation and stamina and involved not just the 16 players but many support staff. Congratulations are due to everyone involved; it was truly an amazing effort.

Find out more on the Engage 7 Summits Facebook page – and, yes, donations would be most welcome!

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Village Community Council

Cumbernauld Village Community Council is planning a Family Fun Night to raise awareness of the work of CVAC (Cumbernauld Village Action for the Community). This is for the whole family and there will be games, quizzes, dancing, bingo, and more. It takes place in Cumbernauld Bowling Club on Friday 19th September at 7.30pm. Tickets available from Elizabeth Snedden (01236) 726451.