Crafty Divas Christmas Fair in Bearsden

A group of creative folk are holding a Christmas Fair in Bearsden Cross Church Hall this Saturday (November 21) to raise cash for a charity which feeds homeless people.

The local men and women, who call themselves ‘Crafty Divas’, will be selling a variety of things from 1pm to 4pm, which would make “fabulous festive gifts”.

They will include art, cards, jewellery, pet supplies, tutus, lavender, jam, bags, candles, knitting, cupcakes and sweeties, and entry is free.

There will also be tea, coffee and mince pies and a raffle, and all money raised is going to Social Bite which helps to feed the homeless.

Social Bite, which has two branches in Glasgow, is a sandwich shop with a difference because it is a social business.

One hundred per cent (every single penny) of their profits are given to good causes and one in four of their team are former homeless people.

They also feed the local homeless community through their ‘Suspended Coffee and Food’ initiative, which means that when you buy a lunch for yourself you can also buy one for a homeless person to use at a later date in the cafe.

One of the Crafty Divas, Mrs Roslyn Lindsay, said: “There are lots of people right outside our doors who are homeless and we wanted to help them.

“The number of foodbanks which have been set up in recent years shows there is an urgent need to help people who are really struggling.”

Hollywood actor George Clooney visited the charity in Edinburgh recently to show his support for their work.