Guild raises over £750 for charitable causes

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The latest meeting of the Edzell Lethnot and Glenesk Guild has revealed the impressive charity work carried in the past month.

A variety of causes have benefited from over £760 being raised.

The Guild held a Songs of Praise was held on November 17, to celebrate Guild Week.

President Glenys Small welcomed everyone, including Reverend Ian Gray who led the service, his wife Celia who played the organ and to the readers, John Morris, Esther McGregor, Bridget Gillies, Judith Hay, Christie Bing and Ann Smedley. Offering was taken by Doris Alston before tea was served in the hall.

On November 19, the Guild held their meeting. The service was taken by Dorothy Pert, with the speaker being Scott Constantine of Montrose Coastguards. Doris Alston gave the vote of thanks.

A total of £226.75 was donated to the Philippines disaster. Tea was served and the meeting closed with all saying the grace.

The recent coffee morning raised £420 for Christian Aid. The winners for ‘guess the weight of the cake’ was Ken Macindof. John Clark was the winner of the food trail.

A spokesperson for the Guild commented: “Thanks to everyone for your support.”

The Guild has also revealed the number of boxes that have been donated to the Blytheswood shoebox appeal. The spokesperson said: “Thanks to all who donated. A total of 60 boxes have been donated with £116 to cover the cost of transport. Edzell Church have been very bust this last month supporting charities. Well done!”

The next meeting is on December 10, for Christmas lunch, meeting at 12 noon.