Frock swap fun held at King’s Park for char­ity

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews - Jonathan Ged­des

King’s Park Church parish­ioners were dressed to im­press re­cently.

They were hold­ing a frock swap for the se­cond year in a row, and man­aged to raise £2170 for two char­i­ties in do­ing so.

The money will now go to­wards Chil­dren 1st and Alzheimer’s Scot­land.

The event saw res­i­dents bring along un­wanted clothes and ac­ces­sories, then switch­ing them for other items.

Or­gan­iser Lor­raine Pratt felt the swap was a big hit. She said: “It was a su­per suc­cess. “We were ab­so­lutely de­lighted at how it had all gone.

“I was lit­tle wor­ried be­fore­hand as I thought maybe we’d done it too soon be­cause it had been such a suc­cess last year.

“But there was an­other re­ally good turnout, so hope­fully it’ll be­come an an­nual event now.”

And Lor­raine thought it helped the church too, by bring­ing in peo­ple who hadn’t been part of the church be­fore.

“She added: It was a great so­cial event too - there was a lot of peo­ple there who maybe don’t go to the church or are reg­u­lars there, and it was nice to see ev­ery­one talk­ing and chat­ting away.

“We ended up hav­ing to put ex­tra ta­bles out and there was a huge range of clothes avail­able - some peo­ple said there was a bet­ter se­lec­tion than last year, but I think it just de­pends on what you’re look­ing for.

“Peo­ple were very gen­er­ous - I man­aged to get a wed­ding out­fit from what was there, so there was a lot of lovely stuff.

“The girl from Alzheimer’s Scot­land came along on the night too - she helps out with our de­men­tia cafe too and does so much good work.

“It was a lot of work to put to­gether, but it’s good fun as well.”

Alzheimer’s Scot­land is the lead­ing de­men­tia or­gan­i­sa­tion in Scot­land.

They cam­paign for the rights of peo­ple with de­men­tia and their fam­i­lies and pro­vide an ex­ten­sive range of in­no­va­tive and per­son­alised sup­port ser­vices.

More in­for­ma­tion on their work can be found at http://www.alzs­cot.org/

Chil­dren 1st is Scot­land’s Na­tional Chil­dren’s Char­ity.

They aim to help Scot­land’s fam­i­lies to put chil­dren first, with prac­ti­cal ad­vice and with sup­port in dif­fi­cult times.

When the worst hap­pens, they try to sup­port sur­vivors of abuse, ne­glect, and other trau­matic events in child­hood, to re­cover.

More in­for­ma­tion on their work can be found at http:// www. chil­dren1st. org.uk/

There was an­other re­ally good turnout, so hope­fully it’ll be­come an an­nual event”

Church Chat

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