Creative crafters raise funds for MS Centre
IT WAS far from dreich inside the Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Lochgilphead as it held its colourful craft fair.
As the rain poured down on Saturday August 19, the MS Centre proved a safe haven for brave shoppers looking for a unique bargain.
Stalls from the MS Centre craft group, A Touch of Glass, Fyne Crystals, Handmade on the Hill, Sue Bland, cards by Donna Kennedy, painted rocks and knitted toys by Phyllis Cameron, Enchanted Roses by Catherine Kennedy, cakes and candy by Catherine Doogan, and frames, clocks and jewellery by Morag MacDonald and Hazel Selfridge offered shoppers a wide range of products to peruse.
Organiser Sue Bland said: ‘It’s been a steady morning for us, which is great since we’re raising funds for the centre.
‘It all came about during a conversation about there being few craft fairs for local crafters and how the centre is trying to raise funds, so we thought why not make it a joint project.
‘It’s also been a great way to show off what the centre’s craft group has been getting up to. And we’re hoping to do something similar nearer Christmas.’
In total £170 was raised on the day.
Some of the crafters included, back row: Jacob Bland and Christine Doogan; front row: Donna Kennedy, Sue Bland, Morag MacDonald, Selene McArthur and Kirsty Brady.
MS Centre volunteer Donna Shepherd kept on top of the tea and coffee orders.