Project appeals for repairs

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A SUCCESSFUL local youth organisation which provides activities for youngsters is appealing for help to maintain its base on Brothock Bridge.

The CAFE Project is situated in the old St Ninian’s Church and at present say they are struggling to meet the cost of the work needed to repair the building.

The project is popular with many Arbroath youngsters running various activities and groups.

These include the Angus Darts Academy, drop-ins for teenagers and primary school children and groups for young people and adults with learning disabilities.

In addition they run mother and toddler sessions, children’s parties and discos and recently held a primary seven prom night.

And with all charitable organisations feeling the pinch, the CAFE Project is hoping local people might be able to offer donations or work that could transform the building.

In particular, the roof needs to be made more secure to stop leaks and the building needs to be made warmer.

A spokesperson for the project said: “We are looking for any work or donations to go towards a specific fund for repairs.

This is to enable the building to be made watertight and warm and to upgrade the toilet facilities which are in great need of modernisation.

“At present there are many repairs that urgently need attention.

“All this work is for the benefit of the community and it is hoped that the local businesses and public will support such a worthy cause.

“Our building is very old and in need of some TLC.”

Anybody who thinks they could help out the CAFE Project or wants more information can contact Mark McWalter or Angela Spink on 01241 875200.

The CAFE Project also run the popular Street Games for All programme, which encourages children to take part in football for friendship and fun.

Youth worker Hamish Fairweather is part of the programme which takes a portable pitch to schools, parks and streets so children can be involved.

And next month he will be taking part in a sponsored swimming event, the Great Scottish Swim at Strathclyde Park.

Hamish has taken part in several swims on the River Tay before and is appealing for any donations big or small to help him out.

Any sponsorship can be handed into the CAFE Project at 7 Brothock Bridge, Arbroath.

Donations can also be made on www.charitygiving.co.uk/hamishfairweather.

He can also be contacted on 07510254327 for further details.