THE FRIENDS of the ‘Susan Carnegie Centre’ say they are still getting used to their new name, having previously been the League of Friends of Sunnyside Royal Hospital.
Fund-raising activities go on as usual, and regular activities such as the Wednesday Club are continuing.
However, there have been many other projects undertaken by the Friends in recent times.
The Christmas Coffee morning was very well supported and helped boost the funds that are used for making life brighter for the people being helped at the Susan Carnegie Centre, the Prosen Unit in Forfar, and the Inchcape Unit in Arbroath.
The Christmas poinsettias and flowers for the units helped bring some festive cheer as did the Christmas sing-along party at the SCC and the people in Mulberry are enjoying the baskets of fruit being sent up regularly.
The initial tranche of the money given to the Munro Day Unit for gardening equipment etc., has been used and the second instalment will be handed over soon.
Recently, the Friends were able to engage the group ‘On the Wagon’ from the Music for Hospitals Organisation and then ‘The Puppet Gang’.
Both shows were well received at the Centre.
Now, the Friends are about to make a donation to the unit at the Susan Carnegie Centre for the purchase of equipment to help encourage people using the facilities to a more fulfilling life.
Now that we are into April, this year’s fund-raising activities are uppermost in the Friends’ minds and to start off, Mr and Mrs Badger will hold an open day at Lunan Glass on Saturday (April 20), from 11am to 4pm.
A member of the Friends said: “We hope that as many as possible will be able to make the event. The committee is very grateful for everyone’s support and would like to say a big thank you to you all.
“Due to the generous nature of the local population, we are confident that we will be able to rely on this continuing and allow our work to carry on.
“If you might be interested in joining our committee we would love to hear from you. Just get in contact with our secretary, Irene Taylor or any member of the group and we will be delighted to hear from you and hope to see you at the annual general meeting.”
The AGM will be on May 7 at 7.30pm in Montrose YMCA, Murray Street, and the Friends will be pleased to see any of their supporters there on the night.