Memorial planned for Helensburgh war hero

July 17, 2018 by  

Plans to lay a stone paying tribute to a man from Helensburgh who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his service during World War One have moved forward.

Colonel George Findlay hailed from the town and was one [Read more]

July opening for playpark in Helensburgh

June 12, 2018 by  

A brand new play area that is being constructed in Helensburgh is on course to open next month, providing local children with another leisure option in the town.

The location for this new play area is set to be [Read more]

Tickets for Helensburgh fundraiser go on sale

May 5, 2018 by  

Tickets have now gone on sale for a fundraising evening that will be held in Helensburgh later this month, to support a local dance school.

This evening is in aid of Helensburgh’s Dancefit Dance School and is being put together by [Read more]

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.

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