fund-raising

Give As You Live for Cumbernauld Old

If you do online shopping, even if only occasionally, did you know that you could be helping Cumbernauld Old Parish Church as you shop?

It’s all as you down to a helpful fund-raising website called Give As You Live.
Here’s how it works:

Go to the website www.giveasyoulive.com and click on the button that says “Sign up for free”. You will be asked to choose a charity to support – type in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, click ‘Search’ and then ‘Support us’ when our name comes up. (You’ll only have to do this the first time you use the site.) You’ll then be asked to enter your details and create an account. After that, click on the shop you want to visit – there’s everything from Amazon and Argos to Boots and B&Q – there are over 4,000 online stores to choose from. And that’s it!

Carry on shopping as you would before, the only difference now is that Cumbernauld Old will receive a small percentage from what you spend. And you won’t pay a penny extra! You’ll even get an email to confirm the amount that the church received from your purchases (and, no, we don’t get to see what you have bought or where!)

After that, it’s simply a matter of getting into the habit of clicking on Give As You Live when you want to do an online shop, logging on and then accessing your favourite shops from there. Each time you do, our church will receive a percentage of what you spend. Even if it’s only a few pence at a time, it all adds up.

Give As You Live also offers the opportunity to make online donations and to donate when you use your store cards at, e.g. ASDA, Tesco, etc. stores. We’re looking into these and will let you know how we get on. Meanwhile, our online shopping facility is up and running. Enjoy, but please shop responsibly. Thanks!

Smart Savers update

200216_030 Smarties tubes at Cumbernauld Old Parish ChurchJust over two years ago the fundraising group at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church launched ‘Cumbernauld Old Smart Savers’ by giving everyone a tube of Smarties to enjoy, after which we hoped they would fill the tube with 20p and 10p coins and return to church.

We want to thank everyone who took part and continued throughout the year to fill tubes and hand them in as part of fundraising.

In 2019 you raised the wonderful amount of £758.51 for church funds (obviously a random penny sneaked into a tube somewhere!) That was a great addition to our fundraising total for last year, so thank-you so much for your continued support for this initiative.

We have restocked our collection of Smarties and will be continuing this fund-raiser throughout 2020. The Smart Savers box is in the church vestibule on Sunday mornings (you can’t miss it, as it’s covered with Smarties paper!) so please collect and enjoy your candy-covered chocolate, fill the box with your spare 10p and 20p coins, and drop off your filled tube at church. You can then take another box and repeat the cycle – but only if you wish. With many thanks once again for your amazing response to this initiative.

‘Smart’ savers at Cumbernauld Old

A huge thank-you to everyone who has already filled and returned their Smarties tubes for the Cumbernauld Old ‘Smart Savers’ fundraiser. This has been running for just a few weeks and has already raised over £160 for church funds.

A collection box is in the church vestibule – you can’t miss it, it’s covered in a Smarties paper!
We’ve added some more tubes of sweets to the box for anyone wishing to enjoy a few more and then fill the empty tube with spare 20p coins. Thanks again!

Easter Cards for sale

Easter is now just around the corner and Cumbernauld Old Parish Church now offers you the opportunity to purchase beautiful hand-made Easter cards for sending to friends and family.

Dorothy Roberts, one of our elders, has made and donated bespoke cards with a variety of designs and verses and they are available to buy in the Church vestibule every Sunday after worship.

Cost is by donation but we would suggest at least a pound. When you see them, I’m sure you’ll agree they are more than worth it. Just pop your donation in the tub provided. Speak to Dorothy or Elizabeth at church any Sunday for more information.

Fundraising update

The fundraising group at Cumbernauld Old Parish Church would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Hamper Raffle and Tombola at the BB Carol Concert and everyone who helped to make or bought the Christmas crafts.

The Santa hats, Christmas puddings and stockings were all beautifully made and will hopefully be back next year.

Thanks to your support we were able to raise £441 for the church from the raffle, tombola and Christmas crafts.

We look forward to your continued support next year both throughout our ongoing Cumbernauld Old Smart Savers Smarties tubes and a variety of events throughout the year. Thanks to eveyone, once again!

A Sparkling Lullaby

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church would like to offer a HUGE vote of thanks to Cumbernauld Musical Theatre Society for their wonderful fund-raising concert ‘Lullaby of Broadway‘ at the Forge Community Centre last Thursday.

It was one of these evenings where we were close to running out of superlatives: fabulous, magnificent, sparkling, fantastic, brilliant, and talented were only some of the words used to express our delight at the superb evening they presented for us.

The evening was a total sell-out and every single person there went home with a song (or two) in their hearts. So, once more, many, many thanks and ‘Haste Ye Back’

 

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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!