Charity round-up

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BUDDING artists at Eaglesham primary have helped raise cash for charity while honouring fallen soldiers as part of Remembrance Sunday.

The idea first came to fruition when Eaglesham fundraiser Martin Connelly approached teachers about making a huge poppy.

The school was happy to bring a recent – and relevant – topic to life by creating the design, made up of individually cut poppies signed by the pupils themselves.

The finished article – described by Martin as the children’s “very own masterpiece” went on display at a 1940s themed night in Eaglesham masonic hall, before taking pride of place at the village cenotaph on Sunday morning.

The event raised £635 for veteran charity Erskine.

And while youngsters were cutting and sticking for charity, line dancers at Whitecraigs rugby club swapped foot tapping for fundraising.

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The group has been raising money throughout the year for The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, and this week presented a cheque for £1,000 to charity representative Joyce Ross.

Pictured are Yvonne Anderson, Morag Adamson, PPWH’s Joyce and Maureen Newbon, joined by fellow line dancers at the most recent social event on Friday.

And last but by no means least this week were the ladies of Curves Newton Mearns, who handed over a cheque for £2,125 to Maggie’s cancer care centre in Glasgow.

The health club organised its own Noon Walk recently, taking on a trek from Newton Mearns to Clarkston toll in aid of cancer charities.

The ladies involved decorated bras and wore them over their clothing – causing a blur of pink through East Renfrewshire, as well as on The Extra’s charity page that week.

The event was followed by a number of fundraising activities, as Curves’ Karine McFadyen explained: “We had a fantastic month filling Smartie tubes with 20p, a hoop-a-thon, race night, booby baking competition and, of course, a calendar”.

All of the above added to the grand total handed over to Maggie’s as well as another £1,500 for Breast Cancer Campaign, and Karine added thanks to everyone involved.