Lent lunches for Mary’s Meals

Pictured with their minister, the Rev Barbara Ann Sweetin, are the volunteers of East & Old Parish Church who took their turn in cooking and serving soups at the Lent Lunches.

Pictured with their minister, the Rev Barbara Ann Sweetin, are the volunteers of East & Old Parish Church who took their turn in cooking and serving soups at the Lent Lunches.

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THERE has been soup galore in Forfar in the six weeks of the popular Lent Lunches, with over £1,500 being raised for charity.

The lunches are organised annually by FACT - the Forfar Action of Churches Together.

Over the six weeks of the Forfar Lent Lunches, which started on February 15, the amazing amount of £1,470.43 was raised. A further £44 was made from the from the sale of home-made tablet kindly donated by a lady from St Fergus Church, making total of £1514.43.

Fairtrade products were also purchased by those attending.

FACT treasurer Jean Alexander said: “All of the proceeds are being donated to ‘Mary’s Meals’, the charity supported by FACT for the past year.

“We would like to thank all the members who generously donated big pots of lovely home-made soup each week, offering a choice of six or seven varieties. Also a big ‘thank-you’ goes to everyone who helped each Friday, and to all who supported us, not forgetting St John’s Church for allowing us to use their hall for the weekly event.

“The wintry weather has not stopped the canny folk of Forfar from enjoying delicious homely fare.”