Big brunch raises cash for hospice

Tasty event proves to be a real smash hit

East Kilbride News - - WHAT'S ON - Ni­cola Find­lay

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

Fundrais­ing feast A great time was had at the boys’bri­gade’s big brunch event

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