A BARRHEAD lunch club is hoping to build on a brilliant year of fundraising as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.

The ladies who run the Soup Stop at the town’s Bourock Parish Church are once again hard at work serving up ladles of broths and beverages to support a new charity in every month of 2018.

This month’s proceeds, which are still to be added up, will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Having raised more than £70,000 since its inception in 2008, the Soup Stop has supported a range of organisations, including Breast Cancer Care and Alzheimer Scotland.

The dedicated team of volunteers are now eyeing up smashing through the £80,000 barrier.

Speaking after a recent gathering, Linda Dye, Soup Stop organiser, said: “That was us just starting back after Christmas.

“Since we started – we’ve been going 10 years in April – we’ve raised almost £80,000 for charity.”

While generating cash for worthy causes is always high on the agenda for organisers, providing a setting for people to come together and bond is just as important.

Linda added: “It’s not just about raising money, it’s an outreach.

“There’s a good mix who come along. We have kids in prams right up to people in their eighties. I want to thank all of our customers who have supported us over the years, some of whom have been there right from the start.”

Bourock Parish Church, on Main Street, hosts its weekly Soup Stop club every Friday, serving home-made soups and light lunches from 11.45am to 2pm.

New members are always welcome to head along.