Mose opens the party
Mark tell us of the work foodbank does
A selection of the food to eat
Christian Todd sings
Joe Owens sings a few oldies
Garden Party 28 July 2018
|Story and photos Jim Paterson|
Refreshments and entertainment time
Food Facts Friends garden party welcomed a good number of families and
individuals, despite the heatwave on Friday giving way to grey clouds
and rain. Organiser Mark Wells switched to plan B set inside St.
Mungo’s church hall.
Town Crier Mose opened the party,
followed by Mark Wells telling us how it works, who supports the
foodbank, and the work of the always welcomed volunteers, many who
turned out to help serve refreshments throughout the afternoon.
Provost Peter Smaill told us how important the work of the foodbank is
in Penicuik drawing comparisons to his own family links to Alexander
Cowan and the work he carried out in the community, building the Cowan
institute and equipping it with 5000 books, back in the 1860’s.
Mungo’s minister Rev John Urquhart blessed the proceedings,
before the wide array of food and drinks were served to the visitors.
rain was subsiding, allowing visitors to visit the garden, looked after
by the new ‘Garden Group’ who weekly maintain the garden,
keeping it in top condition.
Inside we were entertained with a
selection of well known songs by Christian Todd from Edinburgh,
followed by Joe Owens from across the Forth in Fife, singing a
selection from Gerry Rafferty, Glen Campbell, and the Beatles.
We heard from our charity patron Michelle Ballantyne MSP who supports and offers guidance in the work we do.
the rain made little impact to a great afternoon and the farmers and
Gardeners will welcome the much needed water to feed the crops that go
into the food we will then provide to those in need in our
Many thanks to everyone for your
support, be it donating, baking, making, or helping set it all
Published - 30 July 2018