A fundraising coffee morning for Pencaitland’s day centre has raised over £400 to support its work providing a lunch club for older people in the village. The event was held at the Trevelyan Hall last Saturday, with local MSP Iain Gray opening proceedings with a few words of welcome and support for the organisers.
The coffee morning included stalls for home baking, tombola and Bric a Brac, with a large number of local people stopping by to support the event. Local councillors Jim Gillies and Shamin Akhtar were also on hand to show their support.
Speaking afterwards, Iain Gray MSP said:
“I know that Isobel and the other day centre volunteers do a fantastic job running the lunch club in Pencaitland, so I was very pleased to go along and support their coffee morning. The large number of people who attended on a very wet Saturday morning showed how much support there is in the village.”
Organiser Isobel Gardiner said:
“I would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who turned up at our coffee morning. The weather was awful but we still had a really good turn out and most of the goodies were sold helping us raise a fantastic amount. Thanks also to Iain Gray, our local MSP, and Jim Gillies and Shamin Akhtar for their support.”
You can find out more about Pencaitland Day Centre on its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Pencaitland-Day-Centre-407430236126517/?fref=ts