Successful coffee morning for AMC

DESPITE a double booking and the atrocious weather, the Angus Members’ Centre of the National Trust’s coffee morning in the Phillip Hall, Carnoustie last month was a resounding success.

Avril Simpson sends many thanks to all the excellent work undertaken by the members who went along to help.

‘No show without Joe Wishart’ on producing the coffee with Sheila Mann ably helping in the kitchen.

Sheila also prepared the tables and flowers that made the whole appearance of the hall Spring like. Norma Murdoch, a Carnoustie National Trust Scotland member, and one who was familiar with the hall, helped so much where-ever necessary. Colin, the hall keeper, and his wife were so welcoming and helpful.

All of the willing Carnoustie Angus Members’ Centre ladies manned the stalls namely Lorna Grant on the bottle stall, Rita Clark with Pat Grove-White on cake and candy, Dorothy Fyfe with Charles Alexander on plants and Dorothy Fyfe was also serving the coffee and pancakes.

Ion Grove-White carried out the property trail with Andy Wakem and Joyce Cooper bringing all the books and bric-a-brac.

Some of the Forfar members also came to help namely Lesley Walker and Jenny McGlyn and Avril Simpson is very grateful to them.

Relations and friends were also co-opted for the morning which all helped to make the whole event buzz and one the group will try again.

Sadly, Audrey Simpson, the other Carnoustie representative had a stroke a few weeks ago and is currently in the Stracathro Stroke Unit.

Her cheery presence was very much missed and the group hope she is making progress with her recovery.

It was with thanks to all those who attended the coffee morning and met up with their friends that more than £300 was raised in the afternoon.