Congregation takes steps to raise funds

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Worshippers at Appin Parish Church are taking fundraising in their stride.

On Saturday, some of the congregation set off on a sponsored five-mile walk to Creagan and back to raise money for their 128-year-old church’s upkeep.

The church, which has just been fitted with new lights, costs a lot to maintain.

The walk was the idea of Margaret Ross who thanked everyone who took part and supported the event.

‘We’ll be very happy with whatever we make,’ she said.

Those who took part and helped at the weekend included Mrs Ross, Jessie MacKenzie, Alison MacCorquodale, Sheila Appleby, Helen Downie, Ellen MacCorquodale, Linda Macleod, Barbara Carmichael and Dale the dog, Catrina Mackenzie, Colin Malone, Chrissie Malone and the Reverend Dr Iain Barclay.

The next fundraiser in aid of the parish church will be a country dance at Appin Hall on Friday August 30 at 7pm. Tickets at the door.

From left: Helen Downie, Jessie MacKenzie, Alison MacCorquodale, Margaret Ross and the Reverend Dr Iain Barclay. 16-T29-appinwalk