Easter hop by Auchinairn group raised community spirits

Community group ‘Families Of Auchinairn Coming Together’ (FACT) have being enjoying a bumper Easter celebration.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 9:25 am
Easter fun

The group asked local people to decorate their windows, doors and/or gardens with an Easter theme and were delighted by the response.

Gillian Kelly, chairperson and founder of FACT group said: “This has been a huge success. keeping up community spirits and bringing smiles to all.

"We got the community involved for our Easter bunny to hop past and drop some goodies. We have delivered over 500 Easter eggs and there are more to be delivered over the holiday.

"Myself, our volunteers and kids have all been involved, working hard organising.

"We have covered Auchinairn, Woodhill, the whole of Bishopbriggs and all spent hours going round the streets.”

The group would like to thank Bishopbriggs Community Council and other organisations and businesses who donated eggs to their special celebration, which continues this week.

Gillian added: “FACT GROUP does not only benefit Auchinairn. It serves the whole community.

“On behalf of the group, we would love to thank everyone involved and the community for all the love and support, keeping the spirits alive and making a stronger community together.”

There are also loads of community events online, organised by FACT. These include Disney family quizzes, adults-only quiz nights, drop-by to local elderly people, competitions and game.

The group is now in its seventh year, helping to build a stronger community.

On its Facebook page, the group says it is still operating an emergency service.

If anyone is requiring assistance or help with shopping, heating/electricity/ mobile top-ups, thery should get in touch, the group are fully operating at this needed time and never stop helping the community.

Recently, Elliot (9) decided to take on the marathon task of running one mile a day for 26 days in aid of FACT.

The young fundraiser easily smashed his target of £500, raising a massive £850 for his local community group.