Tablers’ tea party

ON SATURDAY Arbroath Round Table will host the ‘Tablers’ Tea Party’ in the Royal British Legion Scotland clubrooms, Helen Street, for 106 pensioners from various care homes and sheltered housing in the town.

Tablers will collect the guests from their accommodation and taking them to the hall where they will enjoy soup and a sandwich and some light entertainment before finishing the day off with a wee dram for the road. Tabler’s will then return everyone home.

There is absolutely no cost to the pensioners for this day out as all costs are being met by the monies raised by the Round Table.

Malcolm Scott, chairman, stated: “We recently had a pensioners’ games night where we did something similar for 15 men. We had such a good time that we wanted to do something bigger and the Tabler’s Tea Party was born.

“Service in the community is something which is a pillar of Arbroath Round Table and we have been delighted by the response and support we’ve had for this event.”

He went on: “There are a few people we’d like to thank in getting this event together namely, Mo Morrison from Age Concern, The Royal British Legion, Gregg’s Bakers, Pie Bobs and Keptie Bakers, as well as young Dean Smeaton on the accordion who won the High School Musician of the Year 2012 award who will be providing the musical entertainment.”

Chairperson of Age Concern Arbroath, Mo Morrison said: “When Arbroath Round Table approached me about this idea I was delighted to help in any way I could.

“The men of Arbroath Round Table have put together a wonderful event for those who can’t always get out and about themselves. It’s great to have an organisation like the Round Table in Arbroath members of which are so keen to do community work.”