Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

Carol-Anne Alcorn

Carol-Anne Alcorn is crowdfunding



£500raised of £1,000 target by 17 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to install security systems and repair damage following two recent break-ins at the Gillespie Centre which is at the heart of our community.

Biggar, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.


The Gillespie Centre is situated at the heart of the Biggar community. The café provides a variety of snacks, drinks and meals at reasonable prices and is appreciated by both residents and visitors to the town. A variety of organisations use the facilities including Knit & Natter, Luncheon Club, Fitness Groups, Dance Classes, Support Groups, Spanish Classes, Bite & Blether for folk with dementia, Youth Organisations (Brownies, Rainbows) and Walking Groups. A small play area is situated in the café which is enjoyed by younger visitors and second hand books are available for sale in the bell tower. The team seek to 'serve the community' and this is only possible because of the commitment of forty plus volunteers and small staff team who give of their time and energy to undertake serving in the café, administration, maintenance and so much more.

This Centre has recently suffered two break-ins and now urgently needs to renew our security systems and repair the resulting damage. Initial support has been from our local electrician and joiner but further work is needed. It was suggested that I set up a 'Just Giving' page. I am hoping that this will give people in the community, and beyond, the opportunity to help the staff team and volunteers solve the challenges faced as a result of the break-ins.

Share this story



Carol-Anne Alcorn

Updates appear here

    13 days ago

    Carol-Anne Alcorn started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 5/20/2019 15.11



    • Peter Hagenbuch

      Peter Hagenbuch

      May 20, 2019

      Half way to your target x


    • Ruechenda Herd

      Ruechenda Herd

      May 20, 2019

      I hope you soon reach your target.


    • Stephen McSpadden

      Stephen McSpadden

      May 14, 2019

      It's a real shame you need to raise funds to do this rather than spend the money on the services or community but welcome to 2019 it seems. Hope you raise all that's needed quickly.

    • Megan Gill

      Megan Gill

      May 13, 2019

      We have our local dance classes in the centre most days of the week and we love the space that it provides for all our boys and girls!

    • Anonymous


      May 13, 2019

      Anonymous donation


    • craig ritchie

      craig ritchie

      May 12, 2019


    • Anonymous


      May 10, 2019

      Hope you reach your target.


    Carol-Anne Alcorn

    Become a supporter

    Help Carol-Anne Alcorn raise more

    About the fundraiser
    Carol-Anne Alcorn

    Carol-Anne Alcorn

    Biggar, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

    Report this Page