Soup and pud­ding lunch a recipe for suc­cess

The Oban Times - - DISTRICTS -

A SUC­CESS­FUL soup and pud­ding lunch has raised £ 300 for two char­i­ties.

Fort Wil­liam Dun­cans­burgh Mac­In­tosh Guild held the soup and pud­ding event in the new hall of Dun­cans­burgh Mac­In­tosh Parish Church on Satur­day May 6.

All pro­ceeds from the lunch are go­ing to­wards guild projects.

The Church of Scot­land Guild works in three-year strate­gies. The three-year strat­egy for 2015 – 2018 is Be Bold, Be Strong.

Each year has a theme; 2015/16 was Go in Peace, 2016/17 was Go in Joy, and 2017/18 is Go in Love.

For each three-year strat­egy, there are six projects seek­ing Guild fi­nan­cial and prayer sup­port.

Fort Wil­liam Dun­cans­burgh Mac­In­tosh sup­ports two projects each year. This year it is sup­port­ing Chris­tian Aid’s project to pro­vide so­lar-pow­ered ovens in Bolivia and Care for the Fam­ily Let’s Stick To­gether, which sup­ports fam­i­lies in Scot­land strug­gling when a new baby comes into the fam­ily.

Morag Muir­head from the church told the Lochaber Times: ‘ We held the soup and pud­ding lunch to raise funds to help us con­trib­ute to our projects for this year.

‘ It is thanks to ini­tia­tives like this that guilds all over Scot­land have been able to raise funds for the projects.

‘ Thanks to ev­ery­one who came and en­joyed our soups and our pud­dings.

‘ We will be able to put just over £ 300 to­wards our dona­tion this year.’

The to­tal raised by the whole na­tional Guild on April 28 was £ 426,170.29.

This is dis­trib­uted be­tween the As­cen­sion Trust £ 84,034.71, Care for the Fam­ily £70,354.32, Chris­tian Aid £ 61,978.66, Feed the Minds £92,316.92, Mis­sion In­ter­na­tional £ 57,140.85, Prospects £ 60,344.83.

Pho­to­graph: Iain Fer­gu­son, The Write Im­age.

Ladies of the Dun­cans­burgh Mac­in­tosh Women’s Guild held a suc­cess­ful soup and pud­ding lunch in the church hall to raise funds for Guild projects.

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