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Church-goers' efforts boost Moray School Bank


By Lorna Thompson


THE congregation of an Elgin church have given a new year boost to Moray School Bank.

Oasis Church handed over a cheque for £1000 to the organisation, which was raised through their annual Christmas Fair.

The church puts on the fair every year to support local charities, raising the money through selling crafts and home bakes, a raffle and entry donations. Stall holders each gave a donation of £10.

Deacon Gordon Methven said: "We suggested a donation of £3 per adult who attended – although a lot of people donated more. We had gifts for the children from Santa and delicious festive pancakes.

"We chose Moray School Bank as we wanted a local charity to benefit from the fundraiser. A few of our members had said they would like to support Moray School Bank as they were aware some parents find it difficult to afford school uniforms.

Debbie and Bria Kelly, of Moray School Bank, accept the cheque from church directors David More, Angela More (far right) and Kirstin Crawford (second left).
Debbie and Bria Kelly, of Moray School Bank, accept the cheque from church directors David More, Angela More (far right) and Kirstin Crawford (second left).

"Everyone dressed up in Christmas jumpers and we had a really great time."

Moray School Bank passed its three-year mark this week. The group provides for children in situations of financial hardship across Moray who need a new school uniform or warm winter clothes.



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