Category Archives: What’s On

Bingo Night

There was a great turnout for our bingo on the 27th of February.

Karen Wildey kindly did the honours of shouting the numbers. And very able she was too. It’s really not easy to do.

There were eight lines and eight houses with prizes from picture frames to fruit baskets. Then the flyer ticket which was also played winning a slow cooker for the line then a multi-cooker the house.

Tea and coffee with shortbread and buttered gingerbread were served after the first four houses. A wee sweet bite made in our own kitchen. Lovely.

Once the bingo was finished there was a raffle, perfume, beer, handbags, sweets etc. all made up a great prize list.

A big thank you to all who came along to support the Day Centre and to the volunteers and staff who gave of their time.


Burns Lunch

On Friday 23rd January we held our Burns lunch. Thirty members enjoyed a meal of Broth, Haggis, Mince, Neeps & Tatties, followed by Strawberry trifle. Harrison was kindly left out of school to come along and pipe for us again. Dorothy once again brilliantly addressed the Haggis for us, terrifying Margaret and Fiona with the threat of snedding “aff their erms an legs an heids like taps o thristle” in the process! After lunch was finished Alan and Billy entertained us on the accordion and keyboard. A most enjoyable way to spend the afternoon.


Christmas Celebrations

Christmas seems to have come around very quickly this year but that is great because we can now get into celebration mode. One of the highlights of the season is Christmas Lunch.

The hall gets set up, Christmas table covers & napkins and bottles of wine all give a festive feel to the room.

Members and guests arrive early to get settled down for an afternoon of food, wine and song.

A delicious lunch of, for starter, vegetable soup, a main of Turkey with all the trimmings followed by a Bailey’s cheesecake with Amaretto sauce, sublime!

Entertainment was supplied by Only for You, Billy and David are fabulous entertainers. Billy has a very good voice and no need for a microphone, while David accompanies him on the keyboard. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon and the singing along to songs of yesteryear.

December Activities

The bowlers have had their Christmas outing. It consisted of a trip to Soleburn followed by a beautiful lunch at the Starfish; a full three course menu was much enjoyed followed by coffee and a return to the Day Centre to catch the bus home.

This was followed the next day by the Monday Club outing. Members went to Brambles Tea Room for another delicious two course lunch.

Belmont, St Josephs and Park schools will all be coming in this month to entertain our members with carols and plays.


Lochside Thursday Club Visit

The Day Centre had a visit from Lochside Thursday Club on the first of April.

Around 50 members travelled from Dumfries to be at the Day Centre in time for morning coffee which gave everyone plenty of time to chat and catch up on news and events since last they visited.

The Day Centre staff and members organised a fab sales table of bakery and knitting and some raffle tickets were sold in aid of the Day Centre. After a lovely three course lunch followed by teas and coffees there was entertainment provided by James Pratt and Jennifer Sproule. They are such good ports and had fun with Scottish folk songs, as well as jokes, poems and a good old sing-a-long. The raffle was drawn before afternoon tea and once everyone had again finished drinking tea and eating cakes Alisin announced the amount of £440 had been raised. A big thank you to both our visitors, and our own members, for their kind contributions.



This is an update on Dr Reids’ Lands End to John O’Groats bicycle run. He is raising money through sponsorship of said run for Coronation Day Centre. With the raffle and bag pack at Tesco he has raised nearly another £1000 to go towards the costs of his endeavour. He leaves to start his run the first week of May. We wish him a safe journey.

Lochinch Charity Christmas Fair


Lord and Lady Stair have a Christmas Fair, held in the stable yard of LochinchCastle, every year for charity. This year it was on the 8th and 9th of November and Coronation day centre was chosen to be one of the benefactors. The Centre was given space in the marquee for a sales table and a raffle table.

Bingo Night

On Friday 21st of June Coronation Day Centre held a fundraiser bingo night.

As usual there was a great turnout of adults and children.

With some excellent prizes ranging from Duvets to wine, flowers and fruit to toys, hampers to vouchers and picnic things it was certainly well worth the £5 cost of the books plus flyer. Raffle tickets were also on sale for £1 per strip. There were lovely prizes to be won there too, perfumes, jewellery, biscuits, blankets etc.

Burns Supper 19th January 2013

Burns Supper


Coronation Day Centre

Whitson Avenue, Stranraer


                                                          Saturday 19th January 2013

at 6.00pm

Tickets  £8.00 now on sale

Contact the Day Centre on 706338

  Licensed Bar  

Fundraiser Dance

On Friday 21st September 2012 at 7pm come along and Dance to “Kenny”, there will be a bar, finger buffet and a raffle. Tickets are on sale from Coronation Day Centre at £5.00 per ticket. All proceeds raised will be in aid of the Day Centre.

Prize Bingo Friday 31st August 2012

Coronation Day Centre will be running a Prize Bingo Night & Raffle on 31st August 2012. Doors open at 6.30pm, Eyes Down 7pm.  £4 for Bingo and £1 for Flyer. Raffle tickets £1 per strip.