Successful fayre first step along road to replacing Carronhill bus

PIC ALAN WATSON - HAMILTON TOP CROSS - COMMUNITY SAFETY LAUNCH
PIC ALAN WATSON - HAMILTON TOP CROSS - COMMUNITY SAFETY LAUNCH

THE Friends of Carronhill have hailed their annual Christmas Fayre a great success after it raised more than £2000.

The event was held last weekend and featured the usual stalls, chocolate and bottle tombola, home baking, Santa’s Grotto and a raffle. In addition there was second hand toys, crafts and homemade soup to warm everyone up.

Committee members and school pupils had been working extremely hard in the run up to the fayre, getting creative and making various craft and food items for sale - the cup cakes proved a massive hit!

Friends committee member Gail Sangster said: “All the stalls were a great success and the new ones were a welcome addition to the annual set up.

“The total raised on the day was just short of £2300. I’m sure you will agree that this is an impressive amount for a school with 34 pupils.

“A huge thank you must go to the following local businesses for supporting our raffle and the staff and parents of Carronhill School - The Spectacle Company, Morrisons, Co-op, Molly Gunnings, Cullinaire, Stonehaven Golf Club, Guillinotti’s, Build-a-Bear, Cineworld, JG Ross Bakers and The Cloverleaf Hotel.”

She added: “The money raised this year is of particular importance as we (the committee) have the mammoth task of replacing the much used bus. The current bus is beginning to cost us dearly so it is now time to focus our fundraising efforts towards its renewal.

“We realise this is not going to be an easy task in light of the current financial climate however we are committed and driven to do the best for the pupils of the school.

“The Christmas Fayre was the first push and the total raised has been a huge boost to our motivation.”

Anyone interested in supporting the Friends or offering any fundraising ideas, should get in touch by emailing carronhillfriend@aol.com.