Daily Archives: December 9, 2014

West Highland Way

Alan Muir, Callum Cairns and James Hamilton raised £1650 when they walked the West Highland Way in aid of Coronation Day Centre. We thank you very much, it is greatly appreciated.

Pop Up shops

Throughout the year Barbours and M & Co have been very good at coming to the Day Centre with their Pop Up shops. Members enjoy the chance to browse through the clothes and being able to try things on. This is something we hope will be ongoing through next year.

Lochinch Charity Fair

Once again Coronation Day Centre has been chosen as one of the charities to benefit from Lochinch Charity Christmas Fair. We appreciate the kindness of Lady Emily and Lord Stair. It is such fun to be involved in the event and the friendliness of the stall holders is second to none. At this time we do not have the total amount raised but the on the day total was £2337.70. Congratulations to all the raffle winners and thanks to everyone who supported us.


An additional Cheque was received from Stair Estates for £746.32.  Making a grand total of £3084.02

U3A Harmony Group

U3A Harmony Group conducted by Robyn Stapleton came in to entertain

Most of the group were known faces as they have all been in to the Day Centre at one time or another. This was a great opportunity to listen to songs and have a little sing song. Members appreciate these afternoons very much.

The October Fair

The Shows” are in!  so its time at the Day Centre for “October Fair” The Hall is set up with all the fun of the fair. There’s the wheel of fortune, duckin’ for apples, shove hap’ny, pin the Ace, find the prize balloon pop, plus many more. The staff dressed up as old fashioned stall holders causing much hilarity.


Park School

Park School Citizenship Group has been coming along to the Day Centre they will be coming on Friday afternoons for eight weeks. Both members and the children enjoy the interaction.


September Outings

Members enjoyed a trip around the countryside by minibus visiting the all villages around and then having lunch at the Craignelder.


In Time of Strife was a play featured at the Ryan Centre Theatre. Members and staff went along to watch. It was all about the miners strike in the 70’s and was at times very emotional, an excellent show and members were pleased to have been given the chance to see it.


Members were invited, by the Rotary Club, to Kirkland for dinner. This was a marvellous evening out enjoying good food and good company.

The Rotary club also gave a donation of £1500 to the centre

Summer Gaiety Trip

Ayr was the venue for the Gaiety Big Night Out. Even though it was in the afternoon!

Members enjoyed an afternoon of variety in the theatre followed by a lovely tea at Malin Court. This will hopefully be a trip to look forward to next year again.

Lands End to John O’Groats

Dr Simon Reid came along to show us a slide show of photos which he took on his amazing journey by cycle, no, not motor, fully leg driven, from Lands End to John O’Groats or LE JoG as we’ve come to know it. Dr Reid was very generous in doing this 1000 mile trip, raising £10,000 for Coronation Day Centre. He was selfless in his attitude to raising money himself through many things including bag packs at Morrisons and Tesco with prize draw of a trolley full of shopping. We cannot thank him enough for his generosity. It has still to be announced what this money will be spent on but there are a few things which are being looked at.


A Vets Life

A Vets Life. Our member Mr Norman Ritchie gave a very informative and humorous talk on life as a vet in Africa. Thankfully it was not wild animals like lions and giraffe but domesticated animals. Many questions were asked from the heat to the language difficulties.