A BARRHEAD coffee morning has helped to raise hundreds of pounds for schoolchildren in Africa.

St Andrew’s Parish Church, in Ralston Road, was the setting for a fundraising event on Saturday, with dozens of people in attendance.

All proceeds from the Kirk Session coffee morning went to support the Barrhead Churches Kibera Project, which has been championed by Bourock Parish Church for years.

And the array of home-baked goods, complimented by a regular supply of teas and coffees, meant guests were only too happy to put their hands in their pockets to donate.

Kibera is a slum township in Nairobi, Kenya, and the aim of the project is to ensure children there receive primary and secondary education.

More than £800 was raised at Saturday’s event, which organisers say will go a long way to helping youngsters in Kibera.

Church elder Cath McGrath expressed thanks to all who attended.
She said: “At this time of year, the sessions haven’t started but we decided to have an event in the summer and it was very well supported by everyone in Barrhead.

“We were really well supplied with donations of baking. We did really well.

“The children are so appreciative of everything being done for them and so keen on education. It’s a privilege to be able to hold a coffee morning and raise funds for kids who don’t have what our kids have.”