The Clarkston Christian Aid District Committee consists of volunteers from seven churches on Glasgow’s south side, although two churches have recently amalgamated. It has organised many different fund raising events for Christian Aid over the years, one of which is the Art Show.
The first art sale and exhibition was held in March 1981. This year’s show, our 41st consecutive event, will be online although we hope to return to our usual format next year.
We would like to introduce you to some of our volunteers.
Myrtle McGregor, Convenor of Art Committee (41 years)
I was happy to be involved in setting up the first Christian Aid Art Show, held in a small way in 1981. After retiring in the late 1990s, I was able to devote more time to making it grow into one of the largest charity art shows in the west of Scotland. Our usual one-day show has become a community social event as well as a profitable one.
Sarah Dinsdale-Young, Treasurer
I have been Treasurer for the Clarkston District Christian Aid Committee for just over a year. I was involved in last year’s Art Show in March and am keen to help with this and future Art Shows to help raise funds for this important charity.
Lavina McMillan, IT and Administration
I joined the Art Show Committee four years ago, digitising the administrative processes required to run this event. I’m responsible for moving our 2021 Art Show online and am delighted to ensure this annual event continues to raise much needed funds for Christian Aid through a love of art.
Russell Brown, District Committee Member
I joined the Committee in 2016 and have been helping out with various events ever since. I especially like the Art Show (normally) every March, which as well as raising funds for the Charity is great fun for everybody involved.
Sue Leslie, District Committee Member
I first became involved in Christian Aid by taking part in their annual Sponsored Swim for many years, raising funds for this hard working charity. I was invited to join the Committee in 2016 and am happy to be a part of the team working to raise the profile of the charity through its various fundraising efforts.
Ross McGhee, District Committee Member
I joined the Clarkston & District Christian Aid Committee back in October 1986 and was Chairman for 25 years. I have therefore been involved with the Art Show for the past 34 years and have seen it grow to be the great event that it is today, not only raising a lot of money for the work of the charity but also being a great social occasion.
Rachael Samuel, Secretary
I am a member of St Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Clarkston and have been on the Clarkston and District Christian Aid Committee for a long time. I have been Secretary of the Committee since 2012 and it gives me great pleasure to do my bit in assisting with all the fund raising this Committee does for Christian Aid.
Other volunteers on the committee include the Chairman (Mark Allan), as well as Vicky Anderson, Anne Clark (who has also submitted to the Art Show in previous years), Marjorie Lang, Ron Livingston, Ann Margetts, and Angela Marshall.