Latest fund-raising drive

Anna Herke and Hamish Fairweather from the CAFE Project with mobile phones at Arbroath harbour on Thursday morning.
Anna Herke and Hamish Fairweather from the CAFE Project with mobile phones at Arbroath harbour on Thursday morning.

AN ARBROATH youth project is appealing for unwanted mobile ‘phones to help them in their latest fund-raising push.

The CAFE Project, based on Brothock Bridge, is asking people to donate their old ‘phones which are then passed on to people in developing countries.

It is hoped that the CAFE Project’s ‘Street Games for All’ scheme will benefit from the cash raised as it looks to recruit more members this year.

Organiser of the appeal Hamish Fairweather explained many young people in Angus benefit from the sports project and they require valuable funding to keep it going.

He said: “Like a lot of charities, we are finding funding harder and harder to source so we thought this was a novel way to raise some much needed cash.

“Instead of asking for money we would like the Angus public to donate their old mobile ‘phones.

“We do a lot of good work with ‘Street Football’ in the various Angus towns on a weekly basis and also fitness training at The Lochlands Centre and Lilybank Day Care Centre in Forfar.

“To continue this work we need vital funding and I am sure many local people who were lucky enough to get a new mobile ‘phone in their stocking at Christmas will wish to turn an obsolete item into some valuable funding for us.”

After being collected, the mobile ‘phones will be sent south to England where they are checked and repaired before being sold on in developing countries.

All that needs to be handed in is the ‘phone, as the charger is not required, to the CAFE Project building in Brothock Bridge.

Hamish added: “The local population are well known for their generosity and I am sure they will help us in this worthwhile appeal.”

Anybody wanting to hand in their unwanted mobile ‘phones can contact Hamish on 07510254327 or e-mail hamishfairweather@hotmail.co.uk