Shortly before Christmas, Joy Mowatt, vice-chairman of Brechin Day Care Ltd, was about to enjoy a Christmas lunch with members of the Dalhousie Centre when she received a very welcome request to accept a cheque from the patrons of the Brechin Arms.
Susan Graham had come in quite unexpectedly to present a cheque for £130 from the collection box which patrons use as an alternative to a swear box.
Thanking Susan and the staff and patrons of the Brechin Arms, Joy commented: “This was a lovely gift to the Centre and will be used for the benefit of those who attend and receive the caring services our staff provide. We are grateful for all donations from the community and I was pleased that we had been considered as suitable recipients of this gift.”
A spokesperson for the centre added: “The Dalhousie Centre has provided care for the elderly in the Brechin community for over 25 years and, as we move through 2014 we will continue to ensure that we provide the best care we can for our members.
“Government changes to how care is funded will be introduced from April 1, but we do not expect to see big changes immediately and expect that members who use our services at present will not see any changes unless their condition requires them.”