Anne steps down after six decades

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Age Concern Arbroath bade farewell to their longest-serving committee member Anne Fairweather on Monday evening (February 1) following supper at the Townhouse Hotel.

To mark the occasion, Anne was presented with a Certificate of Recognition, a voucher and flowers from her fellow committee members. The presentation was made by the chairperson, Mo Morrison.

Anne joined Arbroath Older People’s Welfare committee almost 60 years ago, while working with Anne Scott and Ida Fraser at Arbroath Town Council’s welfare department.

She continued to be involved when the organisation later became known as Age Concern Arbroath. Showing tremendous dedication, Anne has attended Older People’s Weeks events for almost every year of her service and, indeed, hopes to continue to help out at this year’s event.

The annual general meeting of the Arbroath branch took place earlier the same evening at the Voluntary Action Angus offices when it was reported 2015 had been a very successful year for the group.

Older People’s Week teas and concerts had been very well attended and there had been many favourable comments about the event and thanks extended for the Christmas vouchers which were sent to various recipients.

The committee were elected en-bloc and preparations are now well underway for the 2016 Older People’s Week events.