A coffee morning provided some warmth on a cold Saturday in Barrhead for those looking to help others in the community.

The hall at St Andrew’s Parish Church played host to friends and family of members of the 1st Barrhead Boys’ Brigade as they looked to raise funds.

James Glen, company captain, said: “We have 70 children who are active in the company and this event will go a long way to covering costs for the next year.

“We have been running this for a number of years now and it has become a well-oiled machine.

“We do a few fundraisers throughout the year which are very successful and the coffee morning was no different in that sense.”

So far, the group has raised more than £700, with the total expected to rise throughout the week as more donations and ticket money is collected.

More than 100 people attended this year’s offering, providing much-needed income which will help to fund activities and events for the company throughout the next 12 months.

The annual event offered ‘friendship and fellowship’ for those who paid the £2 entry price, with various stalls to browse through and a host of home-baked goodies on offer.

As well as the usual crowd, members of the Memory Lane community group were also invited to attend.

Mr Glen added: “Having another community group there really added to the coffee morning, bringing together youth and older folk.

“It was nice that they were able to be together and participate in this.”