Contact Elderly festive lunch

Contact the Elderly's Brechin group enjoyed a festive lunch at the Brechin Castle Garden Centre

Contact the Elderly's Brechin group enjoyed a festive lunch at the Brechin Castle Garden Centre

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The Brechin group of Contact the Elderly celebrated Christmas early, with a special festive lunch at Brechin Castle Garden Centre.

A spokesperson for the group explained: “Elderly guests and volunteers from the group enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by chef Craig, and served by Rachel and Jane.

“The food and service were so good that Craig, Rachel and Jane were asked to join in for a photograph and given a round of applause.”

Following their lunch, the members then did some Christmas shopping and finished off with coffee and cakes.

Contact the Elderly will be celebrating it’s 50th birthday on April 19, 2015, and to mark the occasion, the four Angus groups (Brechin, Forfar, Montrose and Kirriemuir) will be celebrating with a tea party.

Contact the Elderly aims to alleviate loneliness in the elderly through monthly tea parties, where each older person is collected from their home by a volunteer driver and taken to a volunteer host’s home for the afternoon.

If you would like to know more about Contact the Elderly, please contact Jean Malcolm, Angus Area Organiser for Contact the Elderly, on 01356 66023, or visit www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk.