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Swapping raises cash for West Church charity fund

Katy Downie, Hannah Cruickshank, Melissa Cocker and Adam Downie get down tp some swapping while sisters Kirsty and Emma Napier (centre) seem to have found some cuddly bears to take home at the Junior Church Fundraiser.

Katy Downie, Hannah Cruickshank, Melissa Cocker and Adam Downie get down tp some swapping while sisters Kirsty and Emma Napier (centre) seem to have found some cuddly bears to take home at the Junior Church Fundraiser.

The Swap Party fundraiser held by Inverurie West Church’s Junior Church on Sunday (March 9) proved to be a great success.

The event, which was organised as part of the groups fundraising project, saw people swap previously loved and unwanted items with their local community members with the overall goal of raising as much money as possible for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research UK.

People of all ages turned out to see what a Swap Party was all about, as most had never been to one before. There was a real feeling of community spirit as everyone got the chance to meet and mix with members of their community who they would not normally have the chance to engage with, many people sharing the stories behind the items they brought to swap.

There was a great range of items brought in to swap, ranging from designer dresses to children’s books, wellie boots to jewellery, there really was something for everyone.

There were games including Guess the Teddy’s Birthday and Guess How Many Sweets in the Jar to create a bit of friendly rivalry. Teas, coffees and home baking were served in the Acorn Centre by the church hospitality team and were enjoyed by everyone.

First time “swapper” Beverly Smith said the event was, “Great fun and a great success” she continued, “it was lovely to see so many people from the community supporting such a great and meaningful cause.”

 

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