Older people in Angus will enjoy a Christmas treat this year thanks to a generous donation by a local family.
The Irons family from Forfar were so grateful for the support provided to their mother by the council’s social work and health service, that they wanted to give something back to help older people living alone in the community.
Thanks to their kind donation of £5,000, the Salvation Army has organised Christmas parties where they will provide a full Christmas lunch and festive entertainment for older people.
The parties will take place in Brechin on December 13, Arbroath on December 14 and 17; and Forfar on December 18.
If you will be alone this Christmas, or know someone who will be alone this Christmas, join the party by contacting Major James McCluskey 01307 469574.
Angus Council’s social work and health spokesperson Councillor Glennis Middleton, said: “I would like to thank the Irons family for their kind donation and I am delighted that we are able to work with the Salvation Army in using it for such a worthy cause.”
Councillor Middleton also appealed to residents to support their neighbours during the festive period.
She added: “We all know older people who are alone and I would urge the community to look out for their neighbours especially during the winter and include them in celebrations making the spirit of Christmas all the more meaningful.”