Special Olympics medal winner Graeme Millar raised £650 for Starter Packs Angus by swimming 100 lengths of the Olympia pool in Dundee.
And at Saturday’s coffee morning in the Royal British Legion Scotland’s Arbroath clubrooms, Graham increased the amount raised to over £700.
The chair of Starter Packs Angus, Elisabeth Hill, has extended grateful thanks to everyone who regularly turns out to support the charity.
She was particularly pleased with the result of Saturday’s fund-raiser which raised the sum of £535.89.
Mrs Hill suggests that the success was down to the volunteers who worked tirelessly over the past few months to put together all the stalls which this time included jewellery, books, bric-a-brac, plants, floral art works in addition to the usual cake and candy offerings, a magnificent Tombola and raffles.
She stated: “Our appreciation also goes to the Arbroath branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland and to the ladies who served teas and coffees on the day.”
Mrs Hill went on: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who regularly donate a great range of good quality but unwanted household items which are very quickly sorted and put into the starter packs.
“In the last three months we have supplied 34 packs to new households that account for 60 people from newborn babies to a 66 year old.
“Packs have gone to Arbroath, Carnoustie, Brechin, Forfar and Montrose. The new tenants were referred to us from more than six different departments of Angus Council, housing associations, Citizens’ Advice Bureau and other voluntary organisations.
“The total weight of all the packs was 1,428 kilogrammes and another 1,500 kilogrammes of textiles was saved from landfill and recycled.”