Funding boost for craft charity

Organisers at a crafty charity have thanked generous donors for helping them to fund essential upgrades to their historic premises.

Creative Care, based at Brackenbrae House in Bishopbriggs, begins its winter session on Monday, September 1, at 10.30am.

The charity, which offers paper crafting activites for all ages and abilities, moved into the former community hall in 2010 - saving it from closure - and have been busy recently making the building more user-friendly.

A spokesperson said: “We are delighted that the much needed passenger lift to the main craft room is now fully operational and ready to transport new members and welcome back those who found the stairs a bit of a struggle.

“Also ready are the new disabled toilets and upgraded lighting system thanks to generous donations from local bodies and members’ fundraising activities - most famously the Victorian Christmas celebrations where Mr and Mr Claus greeted 350 youngsters from all over Scotland personally while helpers introduced the children to Christmas crafts while they waited, greatly boostingt he lift fund.”

Embroidered cards, beading, quilting, knitting, crochet, silk painting and ribbon weaving are just a few of the many crafts enjoyed at Creative Care.

For more information on class times and residential breaks contact Nan Middleton on 0141 956 2196 or Sandy McKinven on 0141 942 4717 for more information.