For weeks members of Acorn Aid (Scotland) had been planning to run garden stalls to fundraise for Macmillan Cancer Support and also Breast Cancer Now.

The event should have been held on 26th September to coincide with Macmillan Big Coffee Morning and Breast Cancer Now Afternoon Tea campaigns.

June Miller, from Acorn Aid (Scotland) commented “our Charity felt strongly about raising money, but realised a coffee morning or afternoon tea would be out of the question.

As we thought we were coming out of lockdown we came up with the idea of having stalls in our garden to include Home Baking, Home Crafts, Homemade Lemonade, and Take Away Teas and Coffees.”

Morrison’s Cowdenbeath came on board as a sponsor and donated several items, including a hamper for the raffle to support this fundraising cause.

Local Crossgates Businesses also donated prizes for the raffle : Bridgeway Autopoint; Crossgates British Legion; Crystal Bar; Lodge Thane of Fife; Mane Hair and Beauty; Mossgreen Service Station ; Munchbox; Salon 16, Thistle Medical Training and Services.

Crossgates Ladies Group, who meet in Trinity Church Hall, donated a second hamper for the raffle.

Safety measures were also planned to use barriers to create a one way system, the wearing of face masks, hand sanitiser and track and trace list of customers on entry.

After the Government’s recent announcement that cases of COVID 19 were on the rise, Acorn Aid (Scotland) committee decided to cancel the garden event, but came up with the idea of an online sale instead via Facebook.

Grateful thanks goes out as the response was amazing from family, friends, neighbours, and members of Cowdenbeath Trinity Church.

Kirkcaldy Boot and Mart also came on board to sponsor the event by allowing the sale of goods at the their market on Saturday morning.

The magnificent sum of £1,200 was raised, which is being split equally between Macmillan Cancer Support and also Breast Cancer Now.