Message from the Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising committee would like to give a massive thanks to all who contributed in so many different ways towards making last Saturday’s Praise evening such a lovely event. As well as those who assisted on stage, we want to give a shout out to all who attended and to CNES for their donation of Posters and the free use of the Town hall for the event.
A special “thank You” goes out to young Kieran McEwan for assisting on the projector and dealing with lyrics and videos galore and in a very calm and collective way.
As usual the High Free Praise band were superb (Spangy, David, Lesley, Lexie, Annabel and Malcolm) and the Gaelic unaccompanied solo from Christopher Martin was excellent as well. Providing prayers and readings were DJ Macleod (Local Blythswood committee), Ali “Moley” Macleod (free church Kenneth St) , Adrian Armstrong (Scottish Bible Society), Iain “Cloudy” Macleod and Christopher Martin (High Free). We were also blessed with video messages from – Graeme Innes a pastor in Oastea Domnului, an evangelical church in Chişinău Moldova, since about 2016, A message from Blythswood CEO James Campbell and Videos from the Children at the Childrens home in Nisporeni Singing some \Christian songs. Thanks also to Iain McLeman and Alasdair Macmillan on the door.
Although we did not fill the town hall as we would have liked, the attendees were so Generous and kind-hearted and an on the night total raised of £770 was announced to the audience before the evening came to a close.. Unbeknown to us until the very end, the total was going to be more than announced and a lovely lady, unknown to us, who had been so moved by the evening, approached the committee asking how she would make an additional donation, which she has done to the tune of £300. She wanted to ensure that we took the takings on the night for this very worthy cause to over the £1000 mark. The total sum raised is now £1200., with a few more donations having been made by folk who were unable to attend on the night.
A final thanks to our photographer Caroline Campbell and Piper Joshua Morrison.