Soup and pudding a recipe for success

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A successful soup and pudding lunch has raised £300 for two charities.

Fort William Duncansburgh MacIntosh Guild held the soup and pudding event in the new hall of Duncansburgh MacIntosh Parish Church on Saturday May 6.

All proceeds from the lunch are going towards guild projects.
The Church of Scotland Guild works in three-year strategies. The three-year strategy for 2015 – 2018 is Be Bold, Be Strong.

Each year has a theme; 2015/16 was Go in Peace, 2016/17 was Go in Joy, and 2017/18 is Go in Love.

For each three-year strategy, there are six projects seeking Guild financial and prayer support.

Fort William Duncansburgh MacIntosh supports two projects each year. This year it is supporting Christian Aid’s project to provide solar-powered ovens in Bolivia and Care for the Family Let’s Stick Together, which supports families in Scotland struggling when a new baby comes into the family.

Morag Muirhead from the church told the Lochaber Times: ‘We held the soup and pudding lunch to raise funds to help us contribute to our projects for this year.

‘It is thanks to initiatives like this that Guilds all over Scotland have been able to raise funds for the projects. Thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed our soups and our puddings. We will be able to put just over £300 towards our donation this year.’

The total raised by the whole national Guild on April 28 was £426,170.29. This is distributed between the Ascension Trust £84,034.71, Care for the Family £70,354.32, Christian Aid £61,978.66, Feed the Minds £92,316.92, Mission International £57,140.85, Prospects £60,344.83.

F20 soup and pudding 1no IF. Ladies of the Duncansburgh Macintosh Women’s Guild held a successful soup and pudding lunch in the church hall to raise funds for Guild projects. PICTURE IAIN FERGUSON, THE WRITE IMAGE.