Helensburgh appeal receives generous donation

April 8, 2018 by  

An appeal put together in a bid to save a historic building in Helensburgh has received a generous donation from a top Scottish firm.

The confectioner Tunnock’s, which makes the popular tea cakes and caramel wafers, has donated what is believed to be a [Read more]

Youngsters in Helensburgh launch special calendar

March 18, 2018 by  

A group of youngsters from Lomond and Helensburgh who are all members of a local voluntary organisation have launched a calendar project to raise money.

The calendar will be created by the kids from a [Read more]

Charity challenge for Helensburgh woman

February 13, 2018 by  

A woman who lives in Helensburgh and is employed helping people who suffer from dementia has announced that she will put herself through a formidable series of challenges during 2018, as a charity fundraiser.

Louise McCloy, 29, works for the town’s Dementia Resource Centre and her experiences there have [Read more]

Helensburgh charity aiming for growth

January 17, 2018 by  

The local chapter of a Christian charity with branches all across the world has announced that it is aiming to boost its membership numbers this year, so that it can do more to improve the lives of people both in the UK and abroad.

There are 28 members of Mothers Union Helensburgh at the moment, with the [Read more]

Housing development in Helensburgh gets underway

December 21, 2017 by  

The preliminary work has now begun on a big development project in Helensburgh that is set to see a significant number of new houses built on the land that used to be home to Hermitage Academy.

This ambitious project officially got underway following [Read more]

Council plans to improve Helensburgh buildings

November 16, 2017 by  

Members of Helensburgh Community Council (HCC) are set to visit the different parts of the town and take a note of any sites or buildings that could be improved, as part of its plans to enhance Helensburgh.

The HCC will undertake the survey of the town’s ‘stalled spaces’ on behalf of [Read more]

Dumbarton Primary School and SSPCA at Milton Joined Forces

October 26, 2017 by  

You should never work with children and animals according to W. C. Fields, but in Dumbarton these two forces came together for the overall good!  The Primary 7 class of St Michaels Primary School in Dumbarton and the SSPCA at Milton joined forces to produce both some great education as well as much needed food and money for the animals.

The cat and dog home helped out with the P7 topic where the children were looking at protecting nature and also at promoting life.  As all good campaigners know, producing good leaflets and posters is vital for any campaign to succeed and the P7 class are no exception a they produced booklets for other pupils as well as parents / carers to bring their cause to attention.   They also produced a newsletter for families that launched an appeal for food.  The final piece of work they undertook was that of a coffee and cake  event to raise even more cash.

In the end they raised £300 as well as handed over many bags of food and pet toys for the animals in the local shelter.  SSPCA Supporter, Richard Morgan, said “This is a brilliant effort by the children that not only has made an immediate difference to the animals, but has also educated the children and will leave lasting memories for them.  Thanks to them, the teaching staff and families of St Michaels!”

If you are launching a campaign like the kids did, then it is a great idea to contact a local printer and get advice on leaflets, flyers and booklets that will aide you towards your overall goal.

Local charity campaign hits midway point

October 19, 2017 by  

The Helensburgh branch of Cancer Research UK has officially reached the midway point of its Stand Up To Cancer appeal, and it has already succeeded in bringing in close to £10,000.

Those who work in the shop are now focusing all of their energies and attention on [Read more]

Clydebank Primary Schools Raise Money

October 11, 2017 by  

Three Clydebank Primary Schools have done really well in raising money for leading cancer charity Macmillans.

The pupils from Clydemuir, Linnvale and Whitecrook Primaries all hit the kitchens to provide baking and tea and coffee for the annual Macmillan Coffee Morning to which they invited teachers, support staff as well as parents and friends of the schools.  Between them well over £2000 was raised by the children’s efforts.

As well as the bakes and drinks, the pupils also organised raffles, competitions like guess the birthday / height etc too.  Of course there are many people in the background who helped the kids efforts and thanks go to them as well – teachers and families too.

Macmillan Coffee Mornings raise money for the care of people who have cancer as well as for research into the disease too.

Events such as these can benefit from having good publicity flyers and tickets designed by local printers.


Great Scottish Swim at Loch Lomond and Balloch

October 2, 2017 by  

At Loch Lomond and Balloch the Great Scottish Swim saw around two and a half thousand swimmers take part in the swim.  Distances covered were from the beginners half mile, the elite one mile, right up to the 10k – all in the open water of the Loch.

Swimmers included those who have competed at Olympics, World and also European Championships, with major medal winners amongst the competitors, as well as locals and not so local swimmers out for some fun in one of the most iconic Lochs in Scotland.  Many more people turned up to spectate and when those who help with logistics, health & safety as well as lifeguards are added into the mix, then many thousands of people have come into the area and enjoyed its fine vistas.

People are warned also to be careful swimming in the Loch as it is very busy at other times with various crafts sailing and speeding around, though these are curtailed during the Event itself.

Events like this are wonderful opportunities for Balloch to sell itself to people from around the world and tourism hubs should take advantage of local printers to produce leaflets detailing what they can offer those who are just briefly in the area for competitions.

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