Help make it a great Christmas for others

Kerry Hastie
Kerry Hastie

A kind-hearted Arbroath woman who spends each Christmas providing meals for the less fortunate is appealing for help to make this a special day.

Kerry Hastie has for a number of years now put on a free Christmas meal on December 25 in the CAFE Project.

It is aimed at people who may not be able to afford Christmas dinner or are perhaps on their own or otherwise facing a miserable time this festive period.

Dinner is served between noon and 2pm on Christmas Day and is always busy.

Kerry said: “We fed around 50 people last year including Syrian refugees.

“We had small children running around playing and the music was on.

“It really is a great day.

“We aim to serve a full three- course lunch, provide a bag of shopping and some shopping vouchers, providing we raise enough cash, and also some gifts, hats, scarves, smellies and the like.”

The community has already rallied to provide a lot of support, but more is needed.

Kerry continued: “The local community are great and I already have people who have volunteered to cook turkeys and soup. Andrew Stirling from Stirfresh has offered to provide the veg for the fourth year running.

“I need to raise money so that the vouchers and gifts and all the other extras can be provided.”

Any donations can be delivered to 3 Elliot Place, Arbroath, DD11 3BX, or call 07713929761.