Community raises thousands for Africa

Jill and Richard Horsburgh with hens and neighbours.''The self sufficient family keep pigs and hens and grow their own fruit and veg. Had a recent community fundraiser for Send A Cow, which providing livestock for families in Africa''Pictured: Richard and Jill Horsburgh (bottom row), neighbours Teresa and Frank Cox (top row).''Image by: Malcolm McCurrach
Jill and Richard Horsburgh with hens and neighbours.''The self sufficient family keep pigs and hens and grow their own fruit and veg. Had a recent community fundraiser for Send A Cow, which providing livestock for families in Africa''Pictured: Richard and Jill Horsburgh (bottom row), neighbours Teresa and Frank Cox (top row).''Image by: Malcolm McCurrach
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African families will benefit after a community effort in Winchburgh raised over £2500 for charity.

For the past four years, the Horsburgh family from Glendevon have raised pigs, with neighbours and friends buying a share of the pork.

They are also regular supporters of the charity Send a Cow, which helps thousands of African families and orphans grow enough food to eat and sell, developing small businesses that will sustain them.

Last month the Winchburgh family put these two interests together, and organised a charity hog roast for neighbours, family and friends.

Jill Horsburgh said: “Last August we held a hog roast which raised £1000 for Send a Cow. It was a brilliant night with a live band, raffle, tombola and a produce sale.

“Due to popular demand we repeated the event this August. This time we approached more local businesses for sponsorship. I couldn’t get over how generous everyone was.’’

Friends and neighbours all pitched in bringing along baking, jams, preserves, tombola prizes, and smashing the target to raise over £1500.

Special thanks went to the band, Big Soul and the Impact Players who played free of charge and kept everyone dancing.

If you would like to donate to the cause go to www.justgiving.com/Jill-Horsburgh1 and for more information on Send a Cow go to www.Send
acow.org.uk