New club nets donation from Arbroath solicitors' firm

An Arbroath community group usually associated with its youth work has won backing for a new project aimed at supporting older people in the town.

Mark Dowie
Tuesday, 26th July 2022, 3:00pm
New club nets donation from Arbroath solicitors' firm

Something of an institution in the town, The CAFÉ Project, which recently launched a new club to encourage companionship for elderly local people, has welcomed a monetary donation from Thorntons solicitors.

The organisation has long-held fond memories for children and people with learning disabilities through various events held over the years, but the new afternoon sessions held twice-weekly on Mondays and Thursdays focus squarely on the older generation.

And with its Arbroath office situated directly opposite, full service law firm Thorntons has pledged its support with a cash donation.

The new club includes activities such as bingo, quizzes, sports and musical entertainment alongside light refreshments from tea and coffee to cake.

David Mathieson, a partner at Thorntons Arbroath, said: “The CAFÉ Project is a fantastic resource for the community and this new offering provides a great sense of friend and fellowship.

"A number of our clients have participated and are already reaping the benefits so it’s great we can provide a small financial boost. We’ve heard that table tennis is a popular activity so I couldn’t resist taking a shot on my visit. We wish the project a very successful future supporting the people of Arbroath.”

Angela Spink, from the CAFÉ Project, thanked the firm for its contribution, which she said demonstrates the close community relationships found in Arbroath.

She said: “We are always very grateful for the donations we receive and are thankful for this latest support from Thorntons. Their donation will do towards our new group which is proving to be very popular, with some hailing it a lifeline.

“Loneliness is unfortunately a major problem facing many within our elderly population and having local businesses like Thorntons supporting our efforts to bring people together really helps to build on that sense of community that makes Arbroath such a great place to live.”

The group meets at 1.30pm-3.30pm and further information is available by telephoning 01241 875200.

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