District news round-up

Horseshoe Bar - Bernadette McCully presents �1,240 cheque to Anne Marie Attwood clerk at Wishaw Neo-natal with the help of Mia Wallace (3)
Horseshoe Bar - Bernadette McCully presents �1,240 cheque to Anne Marie Attwood clerk at Wishaw Neo-natal with the help of Mia Wallace (3)

The Horseshoe Bar in Motherwell held it’s annual charity night in aid of the neonatal unit at Wishaw General Hospital raising £1,200.

Bar owner Bernadette McCully wasjoined by customers and staff as she handed over a cheque to unit clerk Anne Marie Attwood with the help of three-year-old Mia Wallace, who received treatment there.

Bernadette said: “They do such good work at the neonatal unit and we are delighted to be able to show our support.”

The unit will put the donation towards the funds to buy eight new breast milk air warmers which cost £840 each.


Community forum

The annual general meeting of Motherwell Community Forum will take place at the Moorings House Hotel on Thursday, June 27, at 7pm.

All will be welcome and refreshments and a hot finger buffet will be provided.

Holy Soles Rambling

The agm of the Holey Soles Rambling Group will be held in the committee room on Thursday, June 27, at 7.30pm. All members are welcome.

The group’s next walk will be on Sunday, June 30, from Balerno to the Pentlands.

The coach will leave from St Bernadette’s Church at 10.30am - for more details contact Margaret Campbell on 01698 269277.


Holy Family Ramblers

The Holy Family Rambling Club will be holding A midsummer soiree in the Parish Centre on Friday evening.

Tickets are priced at £3 for adults and £2 for children and can be bought at the door.


Car Boot Sale

Tesco Extra in Bellshill is holding a car boot sale on Sunday, June 30, from 8am to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

Pitches cost £5 for a car and £10 for a van, and bookings can be made in store.


Parish Church

The organisers of the summer fayre at Newarthill and Carfin Parish Church - Tom and Eileen Murphy and Jessie Love - have thanked all who went along to help them raise £2,500.


Viewpark Parish Church

The Messy Church quiz night held at Viewpark Parish Church last Friday raised the sum of £445 for the ‘Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation.

The organisers would like to thanks all who took part and donated. The evening was a huge success and a good time was had by all.


County exhibition

The County Grand Lodge of Central Scotland - which covers lodges throughout Lanarkshire - is holding a four day event to highlight the culture, heritage and tradition of the Orange Order.

It will take place in Coatbridge Orange Halls from Monday to Thursday, July 1-4, and will be officially opened by North Lanarkshire Provost James Robertson.

The aim of the exhibition is to raise a positive public awareness, particularly within North Lanarkshire, of the Order and its Christian outreach, charitable work and community involvement.


Cancer talk

Maggie’s Lanarkshire is hosting a skin cancer awareness and prevention talk, on Thursday, July 4, from 12.30-1.30pm.

The guest speaker will be Jean Grenfell, a skin cancer clinical nurse specialist.

Maggie’s Lanarkshire, next to Wishaw General Hospital, is a homely, welcoming place where people with cancer, their family and friends can receive the support they need.


Annual event

NHS Lanarkshire’s annual heart open day was held at the GLO Centre in Motherwell last Friday.

Heart patients from across Lanarkshire were invited to attend the event which provided them with advice, information and tips on healthy living.

The open day was organised by NHS Lanarkshire’s Coronary Heart Disease Network, which develops care for cardiac patients in Lanarkshire, and attracted probably the biggest turnout in its eight-year history.


Special celebration

Motherwell’s Citizen’s Advice Bureau is staging a special celebration of the military in Garrion Square on Saturday.

To be attended by local service personnel, the event, running from 11am to 3pm, will feature a range of armed forces displays and also a range of community help services.

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