Finding imaginative ways to raise funds for mission is rarely easy. The North Harris and Scalpay Women for Mission group have managed to do exactly that though, as Shona Davidson reports.
Fifty ladies (and one brave gentleman) congregated at North Harris Free Church on Saturday 16th February for an unusual WFM fundraising event.
After an appeal for the loan of wedding dresses we got an amazing response from the public – 35 wedding dresses, as well as bridesmaids’ and flower girls’ dresses. Some of the dresses were modelled by the girls from Tarbert Youth Fellowship while others were displayed around the church.
Every dress displayed a number and participants had to try to match names to dresses. After much discussion and deliberation only 3 points separated the top three teams. Well done to the team who guessed 20 out of 35!
After grace was said by our Chairperson Mrs Liza Macsween, we all enjoyed tea and cake. After which the owners of each dress were revealed and then the correlating photo albums and framed pics were laid out for perusal by each dress.
We raised a total of £683.50 for Women for Mission.
The success of the evening was entirely due to the community, those who entrusted us with their precious dresses and those who participated in the evening and donated so generously.
God bless you all.
Our deepest thanks to Shona Davidson and the North Harris community for their report and fantastic fundraising venture – we are so grateful!
Could you organise something similar in your church community?