Charities Shop Distribution of Monies

The distribution of funds from St Finnbarr’s Charities Shop for this year is now complete.
£16,200 has been distributed among the following to 26 local groups:

  • Alzheimer Scotland (Dornoch Dementia Cafe),
  • Caithness and Sutherland Womens’ Aid,
  • CALA,
  • Citizens Advice Bureau,
  • Dornoch Academy Additional Support Team,
  • Dornoch Academy School Library,
  • Dornoch and District Community Association,
  • Dornoch BRIG (Dornoch Beach Regeneration Improvement Group),
  • Dornoch Brownies,
  • Dornoch Cathedral Boy’s Brigade/Shipmates,
  • Dornoch Firth Group,
  • Dornoch Flowers and Fairs,
  • Dornoch Primary School Additional Support Team,
  • Dornoch Youth Cafe,
  • East Sutherland Rescue Association,
  • Enlightening Youth Group (run by Free Church and Christian Fellowship),
  • Friends of Oversteps,
  • History Links,
  • Lawson Cambusavie Memorial Hospital Friends,
  • Little Lambs (Free Church Playgroup),
  • Maggies Highland,
  • Meadows Patient’s Comfort Fund,
  • Migdale Hospital Comfort Fund,
  • SSAFA, Sutherland Care Forum,
  • Support in Mind Scotland (Golspie Gatehouse),
  • Sutherland Schools Pipe Band.

A huge thank you to everyone who helped to raise the money by working in the shop or donating goods for sale – the above groups really appreciate your efforts, as do we in St Finnbarr’s.

Charities Shop Summer Opening

During June, July and August

St Finnbarr’s Charities Shop

will be open even longer

From 10:00am until 4:00pm

There will also be a themed stall at the

Dornoch Community Markets

on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays

from 9:30am until 1:00pm

Sing to the Lord a New Song

Each year at the end of the summer season, St Finnbarr’s congregation invites all the wonderful helpers who work so hard in the Charities Shop throughout the year to a sumptuous afternoon tea in order to say Thank You for a job well done (and over £34,000 raised this year so far).

After the tea, there is always an ‘entertainment’.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, the entertainment this year had to be changed at short notice and a dozen members of the Golspie Choral Society (above) gave of their time to provide a delightful rendition of a number of the pieces that they have worked on in the recent past.  As you can see, the guests really enjoyed their afternoon.

A huge Thank You to all those who work so hard in the Charities Shop the work that you do is much appreciated throughout the community.  And a huge Thank You to the choir who gave up their Saturday afternoon at short notice to help out and Fr Simon for getting them together.

Charities Shop Distribution of Monies

The distribution of funds from St Finnbarr’s Charities Shop for this year is now complete.
£15,440 has been distributed among the following organisations:

  • Alzheimer Scotland for Dornoch Dementia Cafe
  • Angel Faces (Christian Fellowship Playgroup)
  • Friends of Brora Learning Centre
  • Caithness and Sutherland Women’s Aid
  • CALA (formerly Family First East Sutherland)
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Crossroads (East Sutherland) Care
  • Dornoch Academy Additional Support Team
  • Dornoch Academy School Library
  • Dornoch Area Resilience Group
  • Dornoch and District Community Association
  • Dornoch BRIG (Dornoch Beach Regeneration Improvement Group)
  • Dornoch Brownies
  • Dornoch Cathedral Boys’ Brigade/Shipmates
  • Dornoch Firth Group
  • Dornoch Flowers and Fairs
  • Dornoch Primary School Additional Support Team
  • Dornoch Youth Café
  • East Sutherland Rescue Association
  • Friends of Oversteps
  • Historylinks
  • Lawson Cambusavie Memorial Hospital Friends
  • Little Lambs (Free Church Playgroup)
  • Maggies Highland
  • Meadows Patients’ Comfort Fund
  • Migdale Hospital Comfort Fund
  • SSAFA Forces Help
  • Sutherland Schools Pipe Band
  • Support in Mind Scotland (Golspie Gatehouse)

A huge thank you to everyone who helped to raise the money by working in the shop or donating goods for sale – the above groups really appreciate your efforts, as do we in St Finnbarr’s.

St Finnbarr’s Tea

Saturday saw the annual St Finnbarr’s Tea an event which is put on in appreciation of the work put in by all involved in running and helping in the Church Charities Shop, which this year distributed nearly £14,000 to 30 local groups.

Volunteers, friends, family and members of the congregation enjoyed a splendid spread prepared by Greens of Tain.

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Afterwards the assembled company were entertained by Golspie magician Clive Grewcock who performed a number of card tricks.   We are very grateful to Dornoch Free Church for the use of their premises this year.

All in all, a huge thank you to everyone connected with both the Charities Shop and this celebration of its work.

It was twice as nice!

             

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday saw the last of the outdoor Dornoch Community Markets which have taken place over the summer months.  The St Finnbarr’s Charity Shop has had a stall at each of these with a specific theme (Teddy Tombola, Tweed, Glass, Jewellery, etc.).  At yesterday’s market, in dry but slightly autumnal weather, it was Glass and Jewellery (twice as nice) and the stall was a great success, with a constant stream of buyers looking over the splendid array of items on offer.  Well done to Marian and the team for such a wonderful display of goods and doing such brisk business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next Community Market will be an indoor one at the Dornoch Social Club on 19th December, so put the date in your diaries.