Boys’ Brigade put best foot forward

31st Edinburgh BB hand over a cheque in South Queensferry
31st Edinburgh BB hand over a cheque in South Queensferry

Members of the Boys’ Brigade launched a scheme to help their peers from the poorest backgrounds across the world.

As part of the charity launch, a cheque for £10,000 was handed over which will go towards an anti-bullying campaign in the Caribbean, raised by BB members all over Scotland, at Queensferry Parish Church.

A new fundraising initiative aims to provide uniforms to members of the Boys’ Brigade in Kenya as part of the BB World Mission Fund.

Kit for Kenya was launched at the church in South Queensferry on Friday and the cheque for a staggering £10,000 raised during last year’s appeal was presented to the Church of Scotland Moderator, Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison, along with Bill Stevenson, director for the BB in Scotland, and the BB National Chaplain, Very Rev Andrew McLellan.

Bill Stevenson said: “Following the fantastic success of last year’s BB World Mission Fund where we raised a staggering £10,000, I am delighted to announce the launch of Kit for Kenya.

“It is vital we support the worldwide BB community that need our help as we have the resources and skills to help those in need.

“Providing uniforms to the Boys’ Brigade in Kenya will give the young people there a real boost and it is yet another example of BB young people here in Scotland going above and beyond to help others less fortunate than themselves.”

The BB World Mission Fund was founded in 1947 to provide support for ongoing and new work in areas of need across the world, raising more than £1.5 million since it began.