HUNDREDS of bargain-hunters turned out when the Erskine branch of the Salvation Army held a fundraising craft fayre on Saturday.

Everyone was welcome on Saturday as people of all ages enjoyed home-baking, arts and crafts and a cuppa, with all proceeds going towards the Christian group’s work in the community.

The fayre, which takes place on the first Saturday of every month, has proven successful in helping to offer a social space for elderly people across Renfrewshire.

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David Wing, Salvation Army Major and minister of the Salvation Army Church, said: “The day went really well and people really enjoyed themselves.

“We love to open up our doors and invite the local community and everybody who may be lonely. 

“There were some really great cakes on the day and that always helps with these types of things.”

The Salvation Army has a number of other fundraising events planned for the rest of the year in the local area. 

“This includes running weekly job and lunch clubs for the community,” Maj Wing added. 

Recently, the Army held a concert in the local church to showcase talent in the town. And next month everyone is invited to join them for an afternoon of cream tea and craft at their church. 

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There will also be stalls including home-baking, hand-made cards and bric-a-brac in support of local charities. The free event is on Saturday, October 6, from 12pm at the Church. 

The Army will also support the Big Collection from Saturday.