Coffee, cake and a good helping of friendship were the order of the day as the Salvation Army staged a fundraising event in Barrhead.

More than 50 people turned out for the charity’s latest gathering in the town, enjoying a host of tasty treats created by volunteers.

Money raised from the coffee morning will go towards the Salvation Army’s work to provide better conditions for the homeless community.

A total of £230 was coined in by the group at Saturday’s event.

Major Deanna Dougan, of the Barrhead Salvation Army, said every penny will be put to good use.

She explained: “We may not have homeless projects in Barrhead itself but the money raised will go towards providing sleeping bags, food and clothing for people in other parts of the country.

“Saturday was really good, with a steady flow of people coming in and out from all across the community. I must have made at least 30 sausage and egg rolls!

“We are quite well known for helping the homeless, so every penny that was raised at the weekend is greatly appreciated.

“We are very grateful to everyone who came along and to all those who continue to support the work that we do.”

The Salvation Army stages a regular programme of fundraisers and other events in Barrhead in an effort to bring the local community together.

Their next gathering will take place on Saturday, March 17, starting at 10.30am, and everyone who goes along will be made welcome.

For more information, phone 0141 881 2125.