Coffee and cake to raise money for Macmillan

Dalhousie Centre

Dalhousie Centre

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Staff at Brechin’s Dalhousie Centre have decided to hold a special fund-raising morning for this year’s Macmillan Coffee morning.

Their coffee morning will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the centre, 102 High Street, on Saturday, October 12.

In addition to enjoying a nice cup of tea or coffee and a cake, anyone interested in a tour of the premises can enjoy a visit around the centre to see what goes on.

Board chairman Dr Robert Martin commented: “I congratulate the staff on this initiative as they are giving their own time in a very worthy cause.

“Members of the board will also be helping out on the day.

“This is one way we can thank the local community for their support over many years whilst supporting a charity that is very dear to the hearts of many in our community.”

Since the Dalhousie Centre opened 25 years ago the centre has provided support for older people in the community, covering Brechin and Edzell, and occasionally further afield, collecting people from their homes in the morning and returning them home at the end of the day.

The centre provides a service that helps to keep people in their homes as long as possible and provides day respite for families and carers.

The users of the service are well looked after by a dedicated and caring team who are always looking for new ideas to support, and entertain them whilst helping them maintain as much mobility as possible.

A varied programme includes quizzes, seated exercises, live entertainment and crafts as well as trips out for ice cream or tea. Favourites are dominoes and bingo.

Recently members helped to provide the bunting which is still hanging in the streets of Brechin.

The staff and the board members encourage you to come along to support the Macmillan Coffee Morning.