Boys’ Brigade

Christian Aid Week update

Christian Aid Week 2016 Thank-YouWe’ve now counted all the donations received from the house-to-house collection in Cumbernauld Old Parish during Christian Aid Week and are delighted to report that the sum raised was an excellent £1880.70.

But the good news doesn’t end there: of that sum £1110.60 was given under Gift-Aid, so with a basic rate of tax at 20%, this will add a further £222.12 to the total.

Plus, a further £250 for Christian Aid Week was raised at our Boys’ Brigade annual display, giving a grand total of £2352.82 – a magnificent effort. Well done to all our collectors and donors!

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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.

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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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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World Record Attempt

An attempt on the World Record for the longest ever non-stop game of 5-a-side football will be made from 9pm on Thursday 11th September to 6pm on Sunday 14th September at Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld.

Featuring representatives from a number of local Boys’ Brigade companies, but mostly from our own 1st Cumbernauld Company, this is a charity event in aid of Boys’ Brigade funds. We hope that members of the congregation, and as many other people as possible, will drop by and offer their support to the young men attempting this incredible challenge. Find out more from their Facebook page – and, yes, donations will be most welcome!

Christian Aid Week 2014

A huge ‘thank-you‘ to all those in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church who took part in the annual Christian Aid house-to-house collection back in May. The money has now been counted and we can tell you that the marvellous sum of £2868 was raised in the parish thanks to your efforts. Of that sum, £1507 was Gift-Aided, which means an additional £375+ for Christian Aid.

On top of that our Boys’ Brigade Company raised £525 for Christian Aid at their Annual Display – so thanks to all of them as well.

Our special thanks to Liz Dalling and Lesley Littlejohn who did all of the organisation and made the collection happen. Thank you all once again.

Queen’s and President’s Men

At the 1st Cumbernauld BB Company’s annual display on Thursday 15th May four young men were presented with their President’s Badges and three with their Queen’s Badges – the highest award in the Boys’ Brigade. President’s Badges were awarded to Euan McLeod, Russell O’Brien, Kade Sommerville and Andrew Watson, while our new Queen’s Men are Greig Bradley, Ryan Conway and Andrew Irvine. Every one of these young men are a credit to our Company, their families and themselves. Well done and congratulations from all at Cumbernauld Old.

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