Kintyre crafts for cancer charity

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Kintyre crafters got their knitting needles and wooden spoons out to raise funds for a cancer relief charity.

As well as knitting, tablet and preserves for sale, Kintyre Crafters Group had jewellery, hair accessories, cards, candles, art and more up for grabs last Saturday.

The proceeds from the event in the Guide hall will go towards the group’s chosen charity for this year, the Mairi Semple Fund, which is commemorating its 40th anniversary.

The fund raises money to help the people of Kintyre who have cancer and need financial aid to cover the extra expenses they face and is named after a local woman who died as a result of the illness when she was 20 years old.

Members of the charity’s committee worked in the hall’s kitchen, serving up cucumber and potato or lentil soup, with filled rolls and various delicious sweet treats, including cup cakes, pancakes, meringues and tray bakes.

The charity has various other fundraisers coming up throughout Kintyre, including a coffee morning, a race night and Christmas afternoon teas.