fund-raising

Auction Time

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is holding a Silent Action and an Auction of Time & Talents on Friday 28th April in Cumbernauld Bowling Club.

We are currently looking for donations for the Silent Auction and also volunteers wishing to donate their time and their talents, which we can then ‘auction’ on the night.

Suggestions for the latter could include: Car Wash, Computer Tuition, Ironing, Manicure / Pedicure, Baking, Entertaining, Head & Shoulder Massage, Original Acrylic Painting, Dog Walking, Cleaning Windows, Children’s Outing, Grass Cutting, Spring Clean, Driving, Knitting, Baby Sitting, Hanging Curtains, Gardening, Lift to & from Airport, Shopping Assistance, Spending time with elderly / housebound. Get your thinking caps on, and don’t be shy!

Coffee Jar collection update

The total sum realised for Mary’s Meals by way of the ‘pennies’ collection at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church was an excellent £356.12. A cheque for that amount has been sent to the Charity.

Thanks to everyone who supported this project and especially to Barbara B. who had the unenviable task of emptying all the jars, and ‘hauling’ their contents to the bank.

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!

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.

MacMillan Cancer Support

The Ladies’ Group from the Village would like to say a big “Thank You” to everyone who supported their Coffee & Cake evening on Friday 7th November in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support – whether you helped by baking, donating, setting up, washing dishes and tidying up afterwards, or simply by being there. The sum raised was a wonderful £350 – so thank you all for your generosity! STOP PRESS: that sum has now risen to £417, so thanks again everyone.

If you couldn’t be there but still want to donate, please speak to Christine Johnston or Margaret Cowan at church.

Well done, ladies. An excellent sum raised in aid of an excellent cause.

Webb Ivory Catalogues

Last year, cards and gifts ordered through Webb Ivory catalogues raised over £200 for Church funds. The new books for 2014 are now available and, if you wish to have a look at one and better still order from one, then please see Wilma Shepherd or Elizabeth Snedden at church any Sunday.

These catalogues are a quick and easy way of buying cards and gifts, while at the same time raising money for the church.