Monthly Archives: August 2016


Today, Tuesday 28th June, 30 members of Locharbriggs Club came up from Dumfries for a visit and lunch. They try to come up once or twice a year and it is always fun to see them they are such a happy group of people. Margaret, Fiona and Lynn had been extra busy in the kitchen, baking pancakes, fruit loaves,  gingerbreads and an assortment of scones. These were all for sale. For lunch today we had Tattie Soup followed by Smoked Gammon Salad & chips, Black Forest Torte, tea and coffee. Everyone certainly enjoyed it as plates were cleared and some even had seconds! Then in a change to the normal routine, instead of having someone in to entertain, we decided to have an activity! New Age Kurling was set up and everyone had a go. It’s a great interactive activity with loads of encouragement from all round the hall. We had a little raffle which went down well with everyone and then there was a well deserved afternoon cuppa with homemade cream meringues. Again it was lovely to see all the ladies, and gentleman, we wish you a safe journey home. Haste ye back.


Our bingo fundraiser on the 29th was very well attended. Prizes ranged from fruit basket, wine & glasses, bed covers and vouchers. The raffle was plentiful too with soft toys, scents, beers & wines, sweets, scarfs and jewellery. Teas and coffees were served at half time with gingerbread and empire biscuits. Tablet, made by Margaret, was also sold on the night a bargain price of 50p for ¼ pound! An enormous thank you to everyone who came along to support us,


40 members from Lochside lunch club came along to the day centre. This was a rearrangement of a visit for a Burns lunch which had been cancelled due to bad weather and flooding. We celebrated with a truly Scottish fare of Scotch broth, haggis, mince, neeps and tatties followed by a chocolate concoction of gateau. Which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Entertainment for the afternoon was the Agnew Bros who kept hands clapping and feet tapping. It was such a treat having visitors and we look forward to having them call again soon.




The day centre has been decorated with bunting, the menu has been prepared so now for the fun and celebrations to begin. Members came along dressed in their finest to party for the Queens 90th birthday. Teas and coffees were served with butter and jam pancakes, lovely. Jim Pratt came along and entertained with a few songs in the morning to set the party mood. Chairperson Mairi McRobert proposed a toast to the Queen, then a carvery lunch was served, lentil and bacon soup followed by roast pork & beef, Yorkshire pudding, roast potato and vegetables followed by raspberry and chocolate pyramid with raspberry coulis. Most delicious it was too!

Jim once again stepped up to keep the party going with sing along songs. Starting with, appropriately, Congratulations. Afternoon tea was, quintessentially English, cream scones.  What a lovely day and much enjoyed by members and staff alike.

God Bless the Queen.


Eat Safe Award

Mr Matthew Murdoch and Linda Kain came along to the Day Centre on Monday with an Eat Safe Award. Very few places in Stranraer have received this award and the centre is rightly proud of the team who have worked and studied towards this achievement. A well deserved Well Done.

Head Shave

On Monday 21st of February Mrs Theresa Croucher raised £300 for the Centre by having all her hair shaved off. The hairdresser arrived at 11am armed with her clippers. Theresa sat pensively as the first then, too quickly,the last locks fell. It was a fantastic amount raised and a brave decision to make, having your crowning glory taken off. Thank you for bravery Theresa.