BANKIES got into the festive spirit last weekend while carrying out some Christmas shopping.

Clydebank charity FireCloud held its annual fundraising craft fair at Holy Redeemer Church House on Saturday, November 23.

Suzanne Green, the director of FireCloud, told the Post: “The festive fair was abuzz with shoppers and the tearoom was packed with thirsty customers.

“The craft team work all year round to create a whole range of crafts and gifts, with a focus on reclaiming and upcycling so they can give pre-loved things a brand-new purpose.”

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Margaret Keenan, who leads the FireCloud craft team, said: “Crafting allows things to be transformed.

“Items can often be dismissed as old-fashioned or no longer useful but, with a bit of imagination and elbow grease, you can reveal the underlying value and help people see the beauty in an item all over again.”

The charity’s mission is to help local people find and develop their talents – which is highlighted at the Christmas craft fair and a range of other events and activities.

A musical Nativity will be held on December 22 to showcase singing, dancing and the talents of local people aged 15 to 80.

Everyone is invited along to the night of entertainment held in St Margaret’s Church, Sinclair Street.

The show starts at 7pm.