YOUNGSTERS in Barrhead managed to raise around £1,000 at a coffee morning earlier this month.

The event, which was held on Saturday, March 4 by the 1st Barrhead Boys Brigade in St Andrews Parish Church, was to fundraise money for the group itself.

The club was able to raise the incredible amount of money through ticket entry sales and by serving tea, coffee, cakes, and through the selection of stalls they had on offer as well as the popular bingo.

James Glen, one of the leaders of the Boys Brigade, told the Barrhead News the coffee morning went “very well.”

He said: "It was a record sum raised post Covid."

James added: “I think we’re pretty much on the nose of £1,000 right now. We made £893 on Saturday (March 4) and then we took another £104/105 on Sunday (March 5) just from selling more cakes and stuff."

The money raised will be reinvested back into the club.

James said: “This particular fundraising goes towards our annual programme but particularly we use it to fund our activity nights.

“I mean, I think it’s a collective support of Barrhead St Andrews Church, parents, and the community.”

On top of the coffee morning, the youngsters have also raised around £1,000 for their charitable cause appeal for 2022/23.

The brigade is supporting the charity ECRAD, which aims to help children and the communities in which they live in Malawi.

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