Over £2,200 raised

A FUND-RAISING drive by St. Andrew’s Church in Brechin has brought in over £2,200.

Margaret Watson, secretary for the church expressed that “fund raising has never been so much fun”.

The funds were raised by participating in the Brechin Pageant and the Angus Show.

“We also joined the nation in holding “The BIG Lunch” with a magnificent feast to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in our church hall,” added Margaret.

“A fantastic and memorable day was had by all.”

The Rainbow Raffle was concluded on Saturday, June 16 when the draw took place at noon in the church hall.

Merryn Somerset Webb, who is editor in chief of Moneyweek Magazine and Financial Times columnist, kindly agreed to make the draw.

Susan Bruce, Brechin, won the £200 first prize, Cerys Carnegy-Arbuthnott, Brechin won the £100 second prize, with third prize of £50 going to D. Scott, Forfar.

The prize of the gents watch went to Derrick Rose, Forfar.

The Jubilee Teddy “Guess my Name” was won by Craig Hamilton of Brechin. The Teddy was called Yusuf.

The Rainbow Cookery Book was successfully launched and sales are going really well.

You can support the church buying the book and trying out the delicious recipes.

The Brechin 2nd Brownies Pack created the artwork for the front cover and section dividers.

Books are priced £5 and can be purchased from the Rainbow Charity Shop in the High Street or by contacting the secretary by telephone on 01356 625506.

“It has been a great pleasure working with so many brilliant people to achieve this outstanding amount in funds,” said Margaret.

“Thanks go to the church congregation, the Rainbow Shop staff and helpers and the Brechin community and businesses who have supported us.

“A very special thank you goes to my tireless co-organisers, Helen Christie, Fiona Troughton, Ursula Shone for their most valued help and encouragement in making this a success.”