Fundraising brings in equipment cash

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One of Newton Stewart’s popular children’s groups managed to raise a whopping £600 at a fun morning on what proved to be the summer’s wettest day so far.

Families who had been spoiled by fantastic weather until last Saturday turned out to support the Newton Tootin’ Music Group - thankfully held indoors at the Douglas Ewart High School.

The overall takings were greatly boosted by an incredibly generous £100 donation from a grandparent

The morning was very well attended and kids enjoyed a bouncy castle, face-painting tombola and much more while the parents and grandparents enjoyed the bake stall and refreshments.

The group afterwards offered its sincere thanks to Rowan Dodds, a group member who organised the morning, and also to the Bank of Scotland, Rowan’s employer, who donated some cash and suggested a fundraising scheme.

They also thanked the volunteers who ran the stalls and all who went along.

Jenny Moses from thegroup said: “We are looking into using some of the money for some disability access equipment and would love to hear from any parents who may have access issues but want to attend. We are also going to invest in a good sound system so the kids can do some dancing.”

The group runs every Wednesday from 13 August between 10-11 am at Penninghame Church Hall. Anyone interested in volunteering at the group can contact members through its Facebook page.