Daily Archives: November 16, 2015


On Saturday 3rd October Stranraer Golf Club held a charity event at Creachmore in aid of the Day Centre. Committee members Mairi and Neil McRobert went along to support it. There was a sponsored round of golf in the morning followed by a soup and sandwich lunch, which was delicious. Afterwards there were sales tables and a raffle. Thanks go to John and Margaret Ann McCulloch who contacted Alisin Boland about arranging the event and also to all the members, sponsors and guests who supported it. The total amount raised was £3643.55. Which has been received with grateful thanks.



First of all we would like to thank Lord and Lady Stair for the most generous invitation to attend the fair once again as one of the charities chosen as beneficiaries. Homestart Wigtownshire was the other.

Although the weather wasn’t the best, the fair was very well attended, both on Friday afternoon and on Saturday. The members of the Day Centre craft club have been busy these last few weeks, making tea light holders, sweetie tubs, knitted dolls clothes, toys and scarves, while the girls in the kitchen had been busy baking, gingerbread and fruit loaves. The Day Centre received, very kind donations of rather yummy, handmade chocolates and the most delicious tablet, homemade spiced fruit, white and brown yeast loaves, shortbread and fairy cakes, stars of the show were ‘melting snowman’ biscuits! the children loved them. All of these were sold on our craft and baking table. Our raffle table too, was quite a draw, and it was no wonder, with the prizes of a Stena Crossing for a car and two passengers, won by Mrs A Scott, a Kindle Fire, won by Mrs I Irvine-Watson, a luxury Christmas Food Hamper, with all the special little treats to make Christmas Day complete, won by Mr I McClintock, a Spirit Hamper, containing litre bottles of Bacardi and Russian Standard Vodka, and bottles of Whisky, Gin And Sherry, won by Mrs I Kennedy, a Microwave won by a charming lady from the Dumfries area, and many other great prizes!

As yet we do not have a final figure for the amount raised but would sincerely like to thank each and every one, who contributed to the weekend, whether it was with their time or their generosity in making crafts or baking and for coming along to the fair and supporting us by buying our goods and raffle tickets. It is all very much appreciated.

It’s early we know but…………




What a wonderful afternoon we had. Thorneycroft day centre staff and clients came along to join in the fun. Margaret and Fiona had been busy in the kitchen making tray bakes shortbread bats and gingerbread. Andrew Downie came along to play the organ, he has a great repertoire, everything from old Scottish tunes to theme from Dallas with you care to name it in between. It was lovely to have visitors in the centre. We hope to see them all again very soon.