Raising funds for Retired not Expired

Margaret Mathieson and Betty McIntyre enjoyed a cuppa.
Margaret Mathieson and Betty McIntyre enjoyed a cuppa.

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A coffee morning in aid of 1000 Voices’ Retired not Expired project raised almost £400.

As with all 1000 Voices projects, Retired not Expired aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness in people aged 65 and over.

Last Saturday’s coffee morning in the SKDT Hall in Kirk Street featured refreshments, homebaking, a raffle and a tombola.

Michele Prout, 1000 Voices project coordinator, said: ‘The event went very well. I would like to thank the following people who made it possible: Kirsteen Challoner, Christine Duncan, Jean Kirk, Nancy Armour, Margaret Wallace, Margaret Mathieson and Doris McQuilkan.

‘It was a real group effort and we are delighted to say we raised £382. This will enable us to provide more activities for the seniors within the community.’

The organisers received some ‘fantastic’ prizes for the raffle. The star prize was a free tour and tasting session at Glen Scotia Distillery, while the runner-up prizes were a free blow-dry at Snips Hairdressers and a bottle of whisky.

Michele added: ‘Thank you to everyone who donated prizes for the raffle and baked for us.’