Action stations as Salvation Army coffee mornings return

Donning personal protective equipment, Margaret Raeside and Brooke Oxborrow returned to the Salvation Army kitchen.

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The Campbeltown branch of the Salvation Army called its volunteers to action when it held its first coffee morning in more than year.

Despite being quieter than usual, last Saturday’s event attracted a mix of residents and visitors to the town and raised £193.50.

‘It felt good to be back fundraising for the army and providing a safe environment for the people who came along,’ said a branch spokesperson.

‘We look forward to welcoming all our regular friends over the next few months.’

Betty McIntyre and Moira McDougall share a laugh at last Saturday's coffee morning.
Betty McIntyre and Moira McDougall share a laugh at last Saturday’s coffee morning.

As with many other charities, the Salvation Army’s fundraising has been practically non-existent since March 2020 but branches have now been given permission to carry out their annual Big Collection appeal.

The fundraising challenge encourages Salvation Army church members, friends and volunteers to raise money for social and community programmes.

Campbeltown personnel will be going door-to-door around town for two weeks from Monday September 6.

‘The people of Campbeltown are normally very generous when we collect,’ the spokesperson said.