Keith event reaches the stars and beyond!

The successful charity event ‘Stars For Thought’ took place on Saturday 10th December at North Church Hall thanks to the continued hard work and dedication of both the old and new volunteers who give up their own time to organise the event for the community and raise funds for Sunshine Developmental Playgroup for the fifth year running.

Stars For Thought 2016

Stars For Thought 2016

An overwhelming amount of support saw the funds raised this year achieve above their target, £1020 to date, with more stars still available to purchase until Christmas Eve. The stars can still be bought throughout various shops in Keith and Fife Keith including Keith Golf Club.

The event was well attended as usual for a chorus of carol singing, where a number of members of the Keith Joint Church Choir, accompanied by the Rev. Alastair Gray on his keyboard led the carols.

The tree lights switch on was announced by Rev. Alastair Gray at 4pm and the switch itself was pressed by 20 month old Tobi – Leon Bowie. This was followed by a very welcome hot chocolate and shortbread thanks to Greta Cruickshank and Wendy Milton and also to Fiona Addison and Elizabeth Buchan for their services in the kitchen. A hamper raffle, once again donated by Tesco was won by Rev. A Gray.

Stars For Thought

Stars For Thought

Organiser, Jane Sharp thanked everyone for coming along and showing their kindness and generosity and also thanked everyone involved in selling, shops that held the boxes and a big thank you to the boys who cut down and erected the tree, put the lights on and also hung the huge first batch of labels and will do it all on reverse on the 3rd January!

She also went on to thank friends who had thread all the stars ready to receive the labels, which were made by Nicky Leighton and the tie wraps. She concluded by thanking The North Church for the kind provision of their hall to host the event.

This event, along with the annual Christmas Extravaganza has now become embedded into the community of Keith and District as an event worth supporting each year and as the funds raised show, the event continues to become ever popular year on year.star-for-thought-3