Teddy Bears Picnic, Drumquin Methodist Church

Over the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June Ethel McClelland B.E.M. organised  a Teddy Bears Picnic in Drumquin Methodist Church to raise money for Care for Cancer and Smiles a charity that supports Romanian orphanages.   Over a period of many months Ethel had accumulated over 400 teddies and with the help of willing volunteers arranged them artistically around the church.  Visitors on Saturday and Sunday were simply requested to make a donation either in the church porch or the tea tent in a marquee in the car park.  Sunday afternoon included an open air concert by Drumquin Pipe Band before the pipes and drums were forced by sudden squall of rain to relocate to the tea tent.   The gallery below shows only some of the many enjoyable exhibits put on by Ethel and her team