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Big-hearted Bettyhill Sunday School

February 14, 2013

Youngsters for the very north coast of Scotland are travelling to the Highlands’ biggest hospital today after spending months fundraising for sick children.

Last year kids from Bettyhill Sunday School decided to help The Archie Foundation, which is based at Raigmore children’s ward in Inverness.

Sunday School teacher Margaret Mackay explained: “Last year we decided to help children who were sick as a result of personal experience among the group.

“We bought ceramic cup cakes and over several weeks the children painted them.

“They then asked people in the congregation to take a cup cake and put something in every time the sun shone hence we called them ‘our sunshine cup cake appeal’.

“In December we had a ‘sunshine cup cake tea’ when the children related the story of ‘The Good Samaritan’ to a number of family and friends.

“They served a selection of cup cakes and raised the sum of £540.

“We have known God’s presence and guidance throughout our venture and we trust that our small contribution will bring some comfort to children in the Highlands.”

Today the children are leaving Bettyhill very early to catch the 8.40am train from Thurso to Inverness, and will have a picnic on board before presenting their cheque to the hospital team.

After that, they plan to have some fun time in the capital of the Highlands before going to KFC for tea and getting the train home.


Minister of Thurso and the North Coast congregation Rev Hugh Ferrier (pictured above), who is also going on the trip, said: “I’m delighted with the enthusiasm of the Bettyhill Sunday School and the generosity of those who have supported this work.

“Perhaps it could be an encouragement to other smaller, rural Sunday Schools.”

Acts 20:35 In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (ESV)

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