£2,500 raised and a great day had by all at the Isla Parishes Fun Event

Philippa Gammell hard at work dealing with the auction.

Philippa Gammell hard at work dealing with the auction.

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The Isla Parishes Fun Event last Saturday proved to be a great success with a maginificent total of £2,500 raised overall.

And it was certainly “fun in the sun” as the organisers could not have hoped for better weather.

The afternoon, which was in aid of Isla Parishes Church, was held at the Glenisla Community Hall.

A spokesperson for the group said: “There was certainly a lot of fun to be had and the generosity of those attending was superb.

“The usual stalls were well supported.”

An auction was also held with auctioneer Phillippa Gammel from Alrick drawing “cracking bidding” from those in attendance.

The spokesperson continued: “The church is very grateful to all individuals and local businesses who donated so generously to this. Thanks are given to all who helped man the stalls and organise the events for the children - what fun they had in their races!

“Thanks also go to those who attended and gave so willingly. The event total for the afternoon was a magnificent £2,500 which is very good news.

“More than anything, however, there was much laughter, friendship and fellowship during the day which is far more important than the financial side of things.

“Very many thanks to everyone from Alyth and Kirriemuir and all areas in between and beyond for joining in the fun.”

The Isla Parishes comprise six parishes along the River Isla – Glenisla, Kilry and Lintrathen to the north, and Airlie, Ruthven and Kingoldrum to the south.

All Sunday morning services are held in Kilry Church at 10.30 a.m. followed by refreshments and a time of fellowship.

For more information about the churches in the Glens you can visit the informative website at www.angusglens.co.uk/isla/churches.php