New community cafe in Kirriemuir

Photographed sampling the coffee are from left: Capstane Projects chairman Derek Marshall, Chairman of Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce Chris Lundie, Provost Ruth Leslie-Melville and Andrew Ingles, Pastor of Strathmore Christian Fellowship. (picture by photosonlocation.co.uk).
Photographed sampling the coffee are from left: Capstane Projects chairman Derek Marshall, Chairman of Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce Chris Lundie, Provost Ruth Leslie-Melville and Andrew Ingles, Pastor of Strathmore Christian Fellowship. (picture by photosonlocation.co.uk).

Bridges cafe and community facilities were officially opened in Kirriemuir last Tuesday evening.

The formal opening was conducted by Angus Provost Ruth Leslie Melville MBE with representatives from the local council, MSP, Chamber of Commerce, local church ministers and the community.

The building is owned and operated by Strathmore Christian Fellowship, with the cafe being operated by Capstone Projects; a Dundee based charity supporting projects in Uganda.

It is envisioned that both the cafe and other areas of the building are to act as a community hub serving the local community by providing facilities and programmes identified locally.

All profits from the cafe are passed to Capstone Projects to support the ongoing work in Uganda.

Currently Capstone support four projects and 27 staff in the Lugazi area of Uganda which consist of a child development centre, a 24/7 medical centre and health out reach programme, a skills development centre and a micro finance project for the local woman.

Capstone projects are extremely grateful to Strathmore Fellowship who has not only paid for the building and all the renovation work including the full fitting of the cafe and kitchen areas and are also allowing Capstone to operate the business at no cost to the charity. This of course means that the charity will be able to divert more resources to the projects in Uganda.

The cafe has also created four part time paid posts and approximately 12 volunteering opportunities to date.

For further information please contact: www.capstoneprojects.org.uk or Derek Marshall telephone 01383 509586, mobile 07950026736.