Refugees: A Practical Response

Cumbernauld Supporting Refugees, Cornerstone Church and our local MP and MSP are working together to collect clothes and footwear for refugees arriving in Europe. Anyone wishing to donate clothes and/or footwear can drop them off at Cornerstone Church in the Town Centre on Wednesday 25th November between 4pm and 7pm. Should this not be convenient, donations can also be dropped off at the MP’s Constituency Office, 13 The Wynd, Cumbernauld Village during office hours.

All donations are being transported to Serbia by Glasgow The Caring City.

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Day Trippers: Burrell Collection

The first ‘Day Tripper’ outing of the year will be on Wednesday 13th March to the Burrell Collection in Glasgow.
Anyone can come along: just turn up at 10am at the South Bus Stance on Central Way, Cumbernauld Town Centre and either bring a sandwich lunch or money for the tearoom. We will then return to Cumbernauld at a time to suit.
If anyone wants to spend longer at the venue than others, then that is no problem – we are using public transport so they can catch a later bus home if they wish. Remember to bring your bus pass if you have one – or money for the bus fare if you don’t. It’s as simple as that. All welcome!

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The final Day Tripper outing arranged by Cumbernauld Old for 2012 is on Wednesday 14th November to Glasgow to visit Glasgow Cathedral, St Mungo’s Museum & Provand’s Lordship (time permitting). If you fancy coming along, just turn up at 10am at the South Bus Bay on Central Way, Cumbernauld Town Centre and bring either a sandwich lunch or money for the excellent tearoom. All welcome – hope to see you on the 14th!

All Aboard for Tax Justice

Christian Aid & Church Action on Poverty Tax Justice Tour 2012This autumn, Christian Aid and Church Action on Poverty are joining forces to take the campaign for Tax Justice on the road, with a seven-week Tax Justice Bus Tour.
Their bright red London bus will be touring the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland, to promote the simple message:  it’s time for Tax Justice for the poorest communities at home and globally.
In an age of austerity and spending cuts, tax avoidance is morally unacceptable: tax dodging costs lives. It effectively amounts to robbing the poor – in the UK and in poor countries – of the money that should be spent on education, health and welfare.

The Tax Justice Bus will be in Glasgow’s George Square on Tuesday 2 October with Story-telling events from 1.30pm.

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Day Trippers

An article in the latest edition of Cumbernauld Old’s church newsletter introduced the idea of arranging day-time bus outings to places of interest. Those with a concessionary bus pass could travel free, and the plan was that the places visited would also have free admittance. We can now confirm the details for the first of these trips on Wednesday 19 September to the Riverside Museum in Glasgow.

To join in, please meet at the South Bus Stop in Cumbernauld Town Centre (that’s the Asda & Tesco side of Central Way) at 10am on the 19th and we’ll head for Glasgow by bus. Please bring a packed lunch, your bus pass (if you have one!) plus possibly enough to pay for a cup of tea or coffee at the Riverside. Anyone lucky enough to be under 60 will need money for their bus fares too, but entrance to the Riverside is free. There are no restrictions on who can come – this isn’t limited to church members, or anything like that – and return times are flexible (since we’re using public transport). See you at the bus stop!