Easter came early to Carnoustie last week as the For Carnoustie shop held a special children’s competition.
Blank Easter egg sheets were sold and children encouraged to create colourful designs as part of the competition run by the community charity shop.
Patricia Melville, a For Carnoustie trustee said: “Although the competition was more for fun and to encourage the youngsters of Carnoustie to visit our charity shop, we also raised £43 from the entries.
“The prizes were supplemented with chocolate eggs which were kindly donated from The Co-op, Barry Road, Carnoustie, and manager Angela Philip judged the entries of the competition. Three local children were the winners of the Easter goody prizes.
“We are looking forward to encouraging more of the local community to visit our charity shop with our ‘Pop Along’ shops, which will be starting shortly. Carnoustie groups will be running the charity shop for a day to help raise funds for their group.”
Since opening in 2012 For Carnoustie has raised over £68,000 for causes in the town and it is hoped that the £100,000 target will be broken later this year.
Patricia added: “For Carnoustie are overwhelmed by the continued support of the local community and are grateful for all the kind donations to the charity shop, of unwanted items and the support of all those who come into the shop and purchase these good and those who support our fund-raisers and events.”