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Dornoch Cathedral carol service ushers in Advent and raises money for clean birth kits

By Caroline McMorran

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A FUNDRAISING multi-church Advent carol service was held at Dornoch Cathedral.

The event was in aid of ImpACT, a charity that works internationally

A choir of nearly 30 voices was accompanied by Roddy Maclean on the organ.
A choir of nearly 30 voices was accompanied by Roddy Maclean on the organ.

More than £250 was taken in the collection and will go towards providing clean birth kits – a simple kit containing essential items for conducting a clean birth – to expectant mothers in developing countries.

East Sutherland Rotary Club is currently coordinating a wider fundraising drive towards the purchase of the birth kits.

A choir of nearly 30 voices with Roddy Maclean on the organ, helped the congregation sing a number of well-known Advent carols and they also sang a number of pieces on their own.

Interspersed between the carols were Advent readings, ranging from Genesis to the Gospel of John, given by five different clergy from the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Church of Scotland.

Rotarian Alistair Risk said: "It was wonderful to see local churches pulling together for such a good cause and sharing their faith in song and generosity. A special thank-you to Father Simon Scott whose idea it was."

The club also plans fundraising, fun quiz and bingo night at Brora Golf Club.

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