Community News - May 25, 2011

Hillhead Community Centre. Monday Club Easter Party 18.4.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Hillhead Community Centre. Monday Club Easter Party 18.4.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

ALL the latest news from the towns, villages and communities around Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs, Lennoxtown and beyond...

Fly fishing at Whitefield Pond

Every Sunday throughout the summer (weather permitting) members of Campsie Angling Association will be giving fly fishing lessons at Whitefield Pond, Lennoxtown.

The lessons were due to start on Sunday, with tuition available from 6pm till 7.30pm.

It is free and non-permit holders are welcome.

From the complete novice to the more experienced, all are welcome. Tackle can be supplied.

For more information or to register your interest contact Lawrence Meechan on 07986 963 031.

Invited to drop into cafe

CARERS and friends or relatives they care for are being urged to go along to a drop-in cafe at Chryston Parish Church between 12.30pm and 3pm on a Wednesday.

It is an informal meeting place for carers to talk and exchange practical advice and emotional support.

Carers can take a short break while their friend or relative participates in activities.

Local boost for Help for Heroes

At the recent AGM of the Scotland Patients Association in East Dunbartonshire a cheque for £500 was presented to the charity Help for Heroes by the organisation on behalf of patients in Scotland.

The Scotland Patients Association was established in 1982 and is an independent, self-funding association to help and support patients in Scotland. The association is a member of umbrella organisation The Scottish Health Campaigns Network. Former Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP Dr Jean Turner is chief executive of the SPA.

Party time at Monday Club

YOUNG-at-heart members of a popular group enjoyed a party recently. The Monday Club at Hillhead Community Centre are pictured here.

Hospice praise

MP Jo Swinson has paid tribute to a treasured facility which helps families from East Dunbartonshire and beyond.

Ms Swinson MP met staff and families at Robin House Children’s Hospice in Balloch recently.

Robin House, only one of two hospices in Scotland that care for children, is run by the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS). The charity provides hospice services for young people with life-shortening conditions and offers support to their families.

Ms Swinson said: “It was a real privilege to visit Robin House and see what a warm and comfortable environment the dedicated staff have created for children.”

Churches unite for special walk

CHRISTIANS united together to take part in the Good Friday Bishopbriggs Walk of Witness.

Relax and help a great cause!

HOLISTIC therapy sessions are being offered in a bid to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Jean Glen wants people to take advantage of 20-minute aromatherapy, reflexology and Indian head massage sessions in exchange for a donation to the charity.

Jean is running the therapies from her garden summerhouse in Gartconner Avenue, in Kirkintilloch, until June 15. For further information contact Jean on 077868 64015 or e-mail

Car boot sale in memorial hall

BARGAIN hunters are being urged to get along to an indoor car boot sale this Saturday, May 28. The event will take place in the War Memorial Hall, Balmuildy Road, Bishopbriggs. It starts at 1pm and is in aid of CHAS. To book a table (£8) call 07522 191898.