Loyal service rewarded at Kirrie Day Care

Eric and Aileen Ramsay pictured with board members and staff. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES'No use without payment.

Eric and Aileen Ramsay pictured with board members and staff. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES'No use without payment.

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Two dedicated supporters of Kirriemuir Day Care have been thanked for their support over the years at a presentation at the centre.

On the eve of extended opening hours at Glebe House, gifts were presented to Aileen and Eric Ramsay.

Aileen was on the management committee for 14 years, the last seven as chairman.

During that time she oversaw the creation of the new building, The McKenzie Room, and fully supported the procurement of a replacement bus.

Eric was the chaplain to Day Care for about 12 years and, apart from leading services, was a person always willing to talk to and help anyone with queries.

They were presented with flowers and gifts from the day visitors, staff and the directors.

Kirriemuir Day Care is extending its service to cover weekends, opening on a Saturday and Sunday from October 4.

In the past the centre has only provided a service Monday to Friday, but many require help over the weekend.

The hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the services provided will be similar to weekdays.

Initially the centre will cater for a reduced number of visitors (no more than 12) but this will be reviewed after 12 months.

Those taking up this service will be asked to pay a charge of £25 per day which covers meals and activities.

Members attending at the weekend will be picked up between 9.30 a.m. and 10 a.m. and will return home from 3 p.m. The bus will only be used initially in Kirriemuir. Persons who need to attend outwith Kirriemuir will be responsible for their own transport.

The service provided at the service will run over five hours and include tea and toast on arrival, an organised morning activity, two-course cooked lunch, afternoon organised activity and afternoon tea.