Local group raise money for charity

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A local group has raffled a hand-made patchwork quilt to raise money for a local charity.

The quilting group, puds ‘n’ patch, who meet in St James church hall, decided to create a quilt Noah’s ark themed quilt and raffle it for the charity Home Start Kincardine. Two of the quilting group members, Dawn Nicolson and Jan Horn volunteer for the charity. Puds ‘n’ patch have raised money for Breast Cancer research in the past.

Bridget O’Hare, from Gourdon, won the Noah’s ark themed quilt in the raffle and said: “I feel really privileged to have won and the quilt will really brighten up my bedroom”.

Home-Start Kincardine recruits, trains and places volunteer home visitors to give practical and emotional support to families who may be under stress because of illness, disability, post-natal depression, or rural isolation. Their main aim is to promote the welfare of families with at least one child under the age of five years of age living in the Mearns. Annually they support between 50-60 families and over 150 children. The quilt has raised over £800.

Home Start Kincardine Senior Coordinator Carol Butler said “We were absolutely delighted that the group raised so much money for us. We will be able to put it to good use, supporting local families with young children. Thank you so much.”