Support for Christian Aid

A TOTAL of £3,700 has been collected in the Viewpark area to support the vital work of Christian Aid around the world.

The collection is undertaken by members of Viewpark and Burnhead Parish Churches and St Columba’s and St Gabriel’s Churches every year as part of Christian Aid.

And although the figure is down slightly by about £120 on last year’s amount, area organiser Una Alexander said she was pleased at the success of the collection.

She said: “Given the current climate this is another very good result for Christian Aid.

“I would like to express a warm appreciation to all of the collectors from the four churches for giving up their time for this worthwhile cause and who made this figure possible with all of their hard work. I would also like to thank all who gave to the important work of Christian Aid.

Motherwell

MOTHERWELL South Parish Church’s garden fete will be held on Saturday, June 2.

It will be opened at 11am by Angela Robertson, a British Paralympian swimmer who won four silver and four bronze medals in 1988 at Seoul.

Stalls will include bedding plants, books, bottles, bric-a-brac, cake and candy, grab-a-bag, jewellery, soft goods, toiletries, toys and tea room. Admission will be free, and tea tickets cost £2.50.

A SERVICE to mark the beginning of Christian Aid week was held on Sunday morning at St Mary’s Parish Church.

The members of the junior church took part with singing and drama, all of which encouraged the congregation to think about Christian Aid and what is being done in the world by their efforts.

Uddingston

two fundraising events organised by Uddingston Pride will take place next month.

The group’s annual plant sale will takes place at The Cross on Saturday, June 2, from 10am until noon.

A variety of plants including shrubs, miniatures and bedding plants will be on sale in good time for planting out after a cold period where many plants have been lost due to the late inclement weather.

And on Tuesday, June 5, the group’s annual arts and crafts exhibition opens at Park Church.

For a full round-up of district news see this week’s Motherwell Times or Bellshill Speaker.