Big brunch raises cash for hospice
Tasty event proves to be a real smash hit
The 2nd East Kilbride Company of The Boys’ Brigade (BB) hosted an extra-special breakfast event – which raised £500 for Kilbryde Hospice.
Visitors tucked in at the South Parish Church at the weekend in one of over 80 BB community brunch events happening across Scotland as part of the organisation’s ‘Year of Young People’ (YoYP) initiatives.
The designated year, introduced by the Scottish Government, is a themed year to celebrate the achievements and contributions of young people in Scotland.
Young people from 2nd East Kilbride were involved in the planning of their big brunch.
The event included hot breakfast rolls, pancakes, tea and coffee as well as a number of stalls selling a variety of items from home baking to Christmas crafts, made by the Anchor Boys.
It was well supported by the local community with East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow MP Dr Lisa Cameron, East Kilbride MSP Linda Fabiani, deputy provost for South Lanarkshire Collette Stevenson and East Kilbride Central South councillor John Anderson in attendance.
Kyle Hamilton, 15, from the company section was one of the young people involved in organising the event.
“It was great to see so many people come along and support our Big Brunch including local teachers and politicians,” he said.
“We enjoyed working together planning the event and helping to raise money for Kilbryde Hospice.”
He added: “It was great that the hospice was able to have a representative there on the day to talk to people about the work it does.”
The Boys’ Brigade was founded in Scotland in 1883 and has become a worldwide youth organisation, which is active in 68 countries.
You can find out more about 2nd East Kilbride Boys’ Brigade by visiting their Facebook page or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising feast A great time was had at the boys’brigade’s big brunch event