We would like to thank everyone who has donated to this years Spirit of Christmas appeal. As we were unable to purchase and deliver the gifts this year, the volunteers at the Glasgow Spirit of Christmas appeal very kindly purchased the gifts on our behalf and this photo is just some of the gift bags that we have funded which were collected by Barnardo's Easterhouse yesterday.
Thanks to the generosity of the House, its Crafts, its members and its staff we made two donations totalling £2,420.00 meaning that at least 80 young people aged 13- 17 will wake up on Christmas morning with Christmas presents.
‘’It is customary for the Deacon Convener to promote a charitable objective whilst in office. We know that child poverty, much as a result of Covid 19, continues to be a major issue in the Glasgow region and I would like our focus this year to be on helping children and young people during these very difficult times.’’
To launch my Charitable appeal, we have designed an item which will be part of everyone’s lives (and wardrobes!) for some time to come – a very stylish face mask made from our own Trades House Tartan
I am indebted to Ex Deacon Colin Brown and his company Ingles Buchan, for their generosity and expertise in the design quality and professional construction of these fabulous masks.
These washable, fully lined and double layer masks come in two styles with over the ear adjustable elastic fastenings.
Style 1 –
The Pleated Surgical Design Mask
Style 2 - The Standard Face Mask
Priced very reasonable at £7.50 (inc postage), our masks are a real talking point and cover a range of possibilities including:
- Personal Stylish Wear
- Christmas Gifts for the all the family
- Master Court and Craft members
- Gifts to beneficiaries and pensioners
- The Ultimate stocking filler
*Please note our masks are not PPE but fully comply with the wearing of face masks in designated areas and can be hand or machine washed (max 30 degrees)*
Disposable inserts may be used inside these masks
Please click here for an order form
Kenneth Dalgleish was elected Deacon Convener of the Trades House of Glasgow and 3rd citizen of Glasgow by fellow members on 14th October 2020
Kenneth is an Ex Deacon of the Incorporation of Weavers, one of Trades House’s 14 Crafts, after joining them in 2010.
The Incorporation, which celebrated its 500th anniversary in 2014 maintains its links with the modern textile industry by taking a keen interest in the support of promising young people likely to make a contribution to this, important Scottish industry. To this end it funds a number of grants, scholarships and prizes for textile students at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow School of Art and Langside and Cardonald Colleges, Glasgow, and also sponsors the Sma Shots Weavers Cottage, in Paisley.
The 14 Crafts are ancient trade organisations, most of which were formed in the 17
thCentury, that gave support to workers in rapidly growing industries in Glasgow such as baking, shoemaking, cooperage, carpentry and metalwork. Today they are independent charities giving assistance, educational support and funding to their own areas of interest. Over £750,000 is awarded annually to deserving individuals and organisations by the Crafts and Trades House
Century, that gave support to workers in rapidly growing industries in Glasgow such as baking, shoemaking, cooperage, carpentry and metalwork. Today they are independent charities giving assistance, educational support and funding to their own areas of interest. Over £750,000 is awarded annually to deserving individuals and organisations by the Crafts and Trades House
‘DC Day’ is when the Trades House elects its new Deacon Convener. This traditionally takes place during a meeting of the ‘Old’ House members and the meeting is attended by many of the Ex Deacon Conveners
This year however due to COVID-19 restrictions, we were unable to hold this meeting and therefore our new Deacon Convener was sworn in via Zoom!