A CHURCH lunch club donated a large chunk of its proceeds to help organisations which support those with mental health difficulties.

The kind act by the Soup Stop team at Barrhead’s Bourock Parish Church saw a cheque for £800 handed over to the Richmond Fellowship Scotland and East Renfrewshire Dementia Service.

It is just the latest gesture in a long line of charitable work in the month of October alone.

The Barrhead News previously told how volunteers at the weekly lunch club are planning to donate four weeks’ worth of Soup Stop funds to Breast Cancer Care.

The club has already raised more than £23,000 for the cancer charity.

Last week, the Soup Stop team organised a Ladies’ Pink Lunch at Fereneze Golf Club which raked in more than £2,500 that will be put towards the final total for October.

The group’s gatherings have generated more than £60,000 for the charity since its formation in 2008.

Stephen Robertson, information officer at the Richmond Fellowship, said: “On behalf of the Richmond Fellowship Scotland and our East Renfrewshire Dementia Service, I would like to say a huge thank-you to everyone involved with the Bourock Soup Stop here at the church for their heartfelt generosity.

“This fantastic funding donation of £800 will be put to good use, supporting people across East Renfrewshire who are experiencing living with dementia and will undoubtedly assist them to continue to live in and be active citizens within their communities.”

For more information about the Richmond Fellowship and the East Renfrewshire Dementia Service, call 0141 881 2076 or click here.