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Closed 05/09/2019

raised of £1,000 target by 38 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,140 to install security systems and repair damage following two recent break-ins at the Gillespie Centre which is at the heart of our community.

    Funded on Thursday, 5th September 2019

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    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.



    • Carol-Anne Alcorn5 years ago
      Carol-Anne Alcorn

      Carol-Anne Alcorn

      5 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Your encouragement and financial gifting to the Gillespie Centre appeal has been greatly appreciated. The Just Giving link will end tomorrow so we wanted to take this opportunity to express sincere thanks for your help. The work on securing the building has started and we are now on the journey to adding further security. With thanks!

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    5 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 8/4/2019 19.43



    • Jean Oliver

      Jean Oliver

      Aug 4, 2019


    • Anonymous


      Aug 4, 2019

      Thanks for organising the crowdfunding Carol-Anne. Hopefully the new security measures will bring more peaceful times for the centre, its volunteers and users.

    • Anonymous


      Jul 22, 2019


    • Andrew Chadder

      Andrew Chadder

      Jul 21, 2019


    • Alastair and Elaine

      Alastair and Elaine

      Jul 18, 2019

      Hope this will go some way to purchasing the 3rd door and alarm.


    • Ross eco technologies

      Ross eco technologies

      Jul 18, 2019


    • Anonymous


      Jul 18, 2019


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