A GREENOCK church raised hundreds of pounds for a worthy cause as it threw a fantastic fundraising coffee morning.

Westburn Parish Church’s mission and community committee organised the recent donation drive in aid of anti-poverty charity Mary’s Meals.

With the help of the church’s scout and guide groups, the committee were able to on a wide range of activities for those who came along to enjoy.

These included a ‘throw the tomahawk’ stall, skittles, a craft stall run by the church’s minister Karen Harbison and a baking stall, as well as the usual teas and coffees.

Morag McCracken, who convenes the church’s mission and community committee, told the Tele it had been a fantastic occasion.

She said: “It was very good, it turns out we’ve made £701.57.

“It was a good turnout, and we were very pleased to see everyone coming along.

“We chose Mary’s Meals as it’s a very worthy charity which we’ve supported before.

“Our mission and community committee did a fantastic job organising everything.

“We’re very grateful to the young people from our scouts and guide groups also got involved and ran activities which helped to raise money.

“The weather was wonderful, and we were able to sit some tables outside because it was nice and sunny.

“Everyone who came along had a really good time and left with smiles on their faces.

“We were pleased to run this event to support such a brilliant cause.

“We felt that over covid we’d had fewer chances to do things like this and so when we were revamping our committee structure recently this was one of the activities the church decided to do. We’re glad that it went so well.”