What a great day we had on Saturday 11th November. See the photo’s below but here is one to get you started – Janet with her Traidcraft and Christmas Stall.
On a sunny crisp morning, Fochabers Institute was buzzing for the Gordon Chapel Coffee Morning. With a variety of stalls and willing helpers, including Sam the caretaker of the Institute, to serve and clear up we took over £600. As well as having the traditional Remembrance Silence at 11 am. we helped Elspeth celebrate her birthday and enjoyed the company of two of the World Challenge students from Milne’s High who had a stall to raise money for their trip to India.
Whilst these events are to raise money for the ongoing work and fabric of the church they are also an important part of community life, enabling people to get together from all over the area.
Here are a few photographs taken at the Coffee Morning:-
Myra and Sam (the caretaker at the Institute) preparing to welcome visitors.
Brenda and Brian – our highly skilled team who can persuade you to open your purse at a 100 yards and buy tickets for almost anything!!
Part of the Bottle Stall with The Team, Daphne, Joan,
Margaret, persuading Myra to buy some home baking and Janet had a lovely Tradecraft Stall and Christmas Stall.
The World Challenge pupils from Milnes High School with their enterprise to raise money to go to India. It is good that a church event can support our young people.
Dolly in blue on the left at the Bric-a-Brac stall and Lynne at the ‘Pick a Number’ stall.
Not sure what Amy and Phillip were doing with that teapot – looks like a scene from ‘Faulty Towers’!
Fiona in her ‘daffodills’ – quite right too – cannot have our organist with dish washing hands – she’d be forever playing Handel’s Water Music!!
Is this Rev Michael doing a health and safety check on the kitchen staff or giving them absolution for what they may have inflicted upon us!!
Finally, just a few of the happy customers enjoying their coffee morning in the wonderful new facilities that are Fochabers Institute.