The Coffee Morning and Plant Sale at Darkley House last week raised over £700 towards a Scandinavian Barbecue Hut.
It brought together the local community including an ex employee of the linen mill who arrived on his horse drawn cart. Darkley House was viewed and admired by the supporters as was the china ware on kind loan from its Vintage Darling of Markethill.
The barbecut hut is the vision of some local men who see it as a unique place for small group meetings and a party hut which can be hired for birthday parties and can be used throughout the year.
As Ian Bothwell, Crossfire Trust's Director explains: "The public know the need is great to talk and relate to each other and new locations for dialogue and fun need to be found to stimulate good discussions and create friendly networks of cooperation. This hut, which holds 15 people, is a very exciting resource. Thank you for your donations and support. We will stay focussed until we realise our target."