CAFE project gets funding boost

The CAFE Project, Arbroath
The CAFE Project, Arbroath

The Community Alcohol Free Environment (C.A.F.E) project in Brothock Bridge has received £2,000 from the STV Children’s Appeal.

The C.A.F.E project is a drop-in centre for children aged eight to 18 which runs a series of after-school clubs and provides a safe, alcohol-free environment where young people can play and spend time together.

Activities include pool, table tennis, darts, table football, arts and crafts. The centre also runs an activity-based programme for primary 7 school children, both at and away from the project. Opened in 1996, the C.A.F.E project is now in its 20th year. Funding from the STV Children’s Appeal will allow the centre to upgrade its games and equipment, as well as subsidise outings for the children, such as trips to the cinema and go-karting.

Angela Spink, C.A.F.E project development worker, said: “It’s fantastic to be recognised and to be awarded a grant from the STV Children’s Appeal. The money we received will allow us to continue working with and supporting the children of Arbroath.”

Since its launch in 2011, the STV Children’s Appeal has raised over £11.1 million with 424 grants distributed to projects across all 32 local authority areas in Scotland, providing much needed support to over 59,000 children. The money raised is distributed to provide practical help.