Town Mission’s special lunch for senior citizens

Arbroath Town Mission was as usual full to capacity for its annual Chriatmas lunch on Wednesday as our picture shows.
Arbroath Town Mission was as usual full to capacity for its annual Chriatmas lunch on Wednesday as our picture shows.

AROUND 250 senior citizens enjoyed a special Christmas dinner last Wednesday courtesy of the Town Mission.

The mission staff, along with the support of generous donations, served the three course Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, which also included sending meals to the elderly at their homes.

All of the service users from day care, the lunch club, the keep fitters, indoor bowlers and craft club were invited.

The dining room and sun room were beautifully decorated for the occasion and before the meal was served Dr Bob Clapham welcomed everybody and said grace.

Douglas McNaughton from Age Scotland then said a word of appreciation of the work of the Town Mission and presented them with a £1,500 cheque.

A short programme of Christmas songs followed from bass singer Hamish Dick from Clydebank and Isabell Woods at the piano.

Then on Sunday morning, the Freeburn family who are part of the Mission fellowship, presented a Christmas programme, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the congregation.

Stephen Freeburn led the service and gave the Christmas message, while his wife Annette played the piano and their four talented children Jonathan, Megan, Douglas and Harris played instruments, read poems and shared readings.