Fundraiser will help in re­fur­bish­ment bid

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews - Jonathan Ged­des

Fern­hill and Cathkin paris­hon­ers are hop­ing to help re­fur­bish part of their church.

And the mem­bers have or­gan­ised a coffee morn­ing this com­ing Satur­day (March 19) to help raise funds for their ap­peal, which will see the ses­sion room in the Neil­vaig Drive build­ing over­hauled.

The ses­sion room also dou­bles as the church’s creche, and mem­bers of the church are hop­ing that the planned im­prove­ments would pro­vide a boost for the wee ones there.

Bri­die Kelly, the creche co-or­di­na­tor at the church, said: “It’s re­ally need­ing re­fur­bished, re­ally for the kids’ sake when it’s used as the creche.

“It needs to bring it up a bit to a bet­ter level of clean­li­ness.

”We’re want­ing to put in new win­dows, floor­ing and new lights, which would help the whole room.”

Al­ready one event has been held by church mem­bers, with a ladies night at Cam­bus­lang Rugby Club prov­ing a hit.

It earned £1,800, which should help cover work on the new win­dows, while they’re hop­ing to hold a fund- rais­ing con­cert later in the year.

Now they’re hop­ing the coffee morn­ing will prove suc­cess­ful this Satur­day.

Bri­die added: “There’ll be break­fast in the morn­ing, then we’ll be serv­ing lunches like soup, pan­ni­nis and toasties as well as tea and coffee - with ev­ery­thing we do there’s al­ways great home bak­ing!

“As well as the home bak­ing stalls, there will be raf­fles and jew­ellery for sale too.”

The coffee morn­ing will have to go some way to match the suc­cess of their ladies night, which was a big hit.

“We were amazed at the amount raised, we didn’t ex­pect that amount.

“We had so may do­na­tions, we played bingo and had raf­fles on the night, and all the prizes were do­nated, so the money raised all went to­wards the funds for the church.

“There was danc­ing as well, and the ladies were all up on their feet as it went -it was a very lively night!”

Bri­die also praised the rest of the church’s creche work­ers for their hard work in start­ing the fundrais­ing.

“It’s hard work but it’s well worth it - we’ve had good ladies help­ing out and mak­ing ev­ery­thing go as planned.

“The creche work­ers have all helped out and they’ve done re­ally well so far. “

The coffee morn­ing to raise funds for the ses­sion room/creche will take place in the church hall this Satur­day,from 10am un­til 2pm.

Ad­mis­sion, which in­cludes tea or coffee and cake will be £3 for adults and £1.50 for chil­dren. The lunches will be avail­able at ex­tra cost.

“We’re want­ing to put in new win­dows, floor­ing and new lights, which would help the room”

Re­fur­bished

Fern­hill and Cathkin hope to im­prove the ses­sion room

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