ART lovers coined in cash for good causes during the 40th annual Clarkston Christian Aid Arts Sale and Exhibition earlier this month. 

Kind-hearted enthusiasts headed along to the Carmichael Hall, in Giffnock, in the hope of grabbing a bargain while helping to support the worldwide charity. 

More than 300 paintings were on offer with the end of day takings split between professional and amateur artists and Christian Aid, which works with local partners and communities to fight injustice, respond to humanitarian emergencies, campaign for change and help people claim the services and rights they are entitled to. 

At the end of it all, Margaret Burnell and Stan Milne were crowned the winners of the Artist’s Prize and the JD Henderson Trophy respectively, taking home the prestigious honours for their work. 

Myrtle McGregor, who has helped to organise the event since it began, said that although footfall was down due to concerns over the coronavirus, it was still a brilliant day.

She told the Barrhead News: “Local MSP Ken McIntosh was the one who handed out the prizes at the end and he was absolutely brilliant. 

“His mum used to be the director of Christian Aid, so he was so knowledgeable about the charity and its work.

“The charity does some brilliant work and it is for people of all faiths and none.”