Final two 50+ Fairs announced

Angus MP Dave Doogan has announced the final two events in his programme of ‘50+ Fairs’, which has been running over the summer.

Mark Dowie
Tuesday, 12th September 2023, 3:04pm
Final two 50+ Fairs announced

The events have been held in partnership with local organisations and representatives, and national charities, with the aim of providing free advice and support for Angus over-50s with the cost of living.

The first was held in Kirriemuir, with further events in Montrose, and Arbroath over the summer weeks – all of which were well-attended by local residents.

Mr Doogan has now confirmed that the final two in this year’s programme will be in Brechin at the City Hall on Friday, September 29, from 1pm-4pm and in Forfar’s East & Old Parish Church on October 6.

He said: “I am incredibly pleased that so many over-50s here in Angus have come along, to get the support and advice they may have needed. I am, however, disheartened that such action focused on helping people with the cost of living is necessary.

“The programme continues apace, with Brechin and Forfar next on the list of destinations, providing continued support as summer fades into Autumn.

“I hope those who may be struggling will come along, meet valuable local partners and get help boosting incomes, taking care of mental and physical health, and more.

“I also want to thank wholeheartedly every local and national organisation who has taken part so far, and provided important advice and support to people who need it most.”

Organisations who have attended previously include Angus Council Welfare Rights, Citizens Advice Scotland and North East Sensory Services.

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