Promises snapped up at East and Old Church

OVER £2,000 was raised at an Auction of Promises held by the Outreach Committee at the East and Old Parish Church.

Retired auctioneer Mr Christie from Glamis ensured the smooth running of the evening which raised funds for the church’s development fund.

Members of the congregation had put forward a variety of promises with brisk bidding for some of the lots.

The sum of £55 was paid for a car valeted by Alf Birse, and a clootie dumpling baked by Irene Duthie sold for £30.

Jean Alexander is going to be kept busy with her iron as she raised £10 to do a week’s ironing, whilst Doug Robertson’s promises of lawn treatment work fetched £50.

Other promises auctioned off on the evening were afternoon tea at the manse for four with the Rev. Barbara Ann, which raised £45, whilst a tour to the Scottish Parliament and the Andrew Carnegie exhibition, and lunch for two or three people offered by Bill Adamson raised £75.

Other items which came under the hammer were two hours of weeding, a painting of your favourite view in water colour, a beauty treatment, a box of organic allotment vegetables and an evening of babysitting.

Those planning a holiday were offered four sessions of conversational French or Spanish, whilst Laurie Watt raised £30 by offering to paint finger nails.