Staff taking a dooking for charity

Pictured are staff and volunteers from Dalhousie Centre doing their bit to raise money for Motor Neuron Disease.

Pictured are staff and volunteers from Dalhousie Centre doing their bit to raise money for Motor Neuron Disease.

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Staff and Volunteers at Brechin’s Dalhousie Centre have shown just how kind hearted they are, by taking a dooking for charity.

Zoe, Fiona and Lorna along with volunteers Emma and Trish, all took part in the Ice Bucket challenge in aid of Motor Neurone Disease.

A spokesperson for the centre said: “This is the second year that staff have raised money for a charity other than the Dalhousie Centre and shows the outward-looking mentality of the staff whilst they continue to provide a very high quality service to the senior members of our community of Brechin and Edzell.”

The staff and volunteers’ efforts don’t end there as they are looking closer to home on September 20 to raise funds in aid of the comfort fund for those who are supported by the Dalhousie Centre.

This fund provides extra comforts and enjoyment in the form of trips out and live entertainment in the Centre.

The staff, assisted by board members, are holding a coffee morning in the Dalhousie Centre, 102 High Street, Brechin on September 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be a number of stalls including Guess the Whisky, Guess the Perfume and Guess the Aftershave as well as Cake & Candy, Tombola, Bottle stall, Craft stall, Bric-a-brac, Books, DVDs and CDs.

A number of local businesses have contributed generously in the form of goods and prizes to support the event and others have promised to donate nearer the day.

Vice Chairman Joy Mowatt commented: “Maggie Grieg who is leading the efforts, with great support from her colleagues, is thrilled by the sponsorship from local businesses and wishes to thank them through the Brechiner on behalf of all our service users.”

Joy added: “If anyone else wishes to make a donation in cash or kind to this worthy cause, they will be most welcome. I encourage as many people to come to the Centre on September 20 to help support our efforts.”