Coffee morning to raise funds for life saving flights

Bearsden Baptist Church annual coffee morning and craft fair for MAF'Photo by Emma Mitchell'11/5/13

Bearsden Baptist Church annual coffee morning and craft fair for MAF'Photo by Emma Mitchell'11/5/13

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Bearsden Baptist Church is holding its popular annual

coffee and craft fair on

Saturday, May 9 from 10am until 1pm.

As in previous years, money raised from the event will go towards the work of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) ‘Fuel for Life Campaign.’

The church has supported MAF for many years and has previously raised money for Scottish families serving overseas.

Its annual fair attracts more than 400 people. Visitors will have the chance to browse among the various stalls selling everything from bedding plants, to books, home baking, games and toys, ladies fashion, beat-the-goalie and face painting.

There will also be a MAF Cessna 162 aircraft on display and a computer based flight simulator will also be available to use on the day.

Budding pilots can test their skills and experience and find out what it’s like to fly an MAF plane.

Keen strikers can also try to ‘Beat the Goalie.’

MAF works with over 1500 organisations across the world to bring relief to the needy 24 hours a day, seven days a week and in the most inaccessible regions in this world.

While the Ebola crisis is winding down the relief effort in Nepal is only just starting, and one plane recently carried a cargo of vaccines for around 50,000 children which will prevent illness and save many lives.