Mossley carol service with a difference
Monday 19th December 2016 @ 16:17 by Adam Higgins
Community Mossley & Saddleworth News

A packed St George’s Church welcomed Mossley’s uniformed organisations for an uplifting carol service with a difference.

As well as traditional tunes and Christmas songs, the Guides, Brownies, Rainbows, Scouts, Beavers and Cubs donated their subs money for the Forever Friendship Cafe at Tameside Hospital for the carers and loved ones of people with dementia.

They also raised cash by donating funds for the refreshments on offer after the service. In total they made £275 for the Friendship Cafe.

The caring youngsters also took packed shoeboxes of goodies and Christmas gifts for people suffering from dementia. There were enough gifts to make up 21 present boxes for men and 32 for women.

At the end of the service, the Guide and Scout leaders gave out awards to the outstanding individuals who had made a valuable contribution to their packs throughout the year.

One brother and sister had plenty to celebrate after they both scooped awards from their respective packs. Liam Arrandale was named as Beaver of the Year, while his sister Hollie was given the Isabel Rigby Brownie Award.

 

By Lisa Burns