Charity saved by Angus churches

AN ANGUS charity in financial straits was on the verge of closing its doors when churches across the county intervened.

Just over one month ago, Arbroath-based charity Starter Packs Angus, which provides essential household items for people who could not otherwise afford them, was plagued by funding problems.

In a last-ditch attempt to solve its cashflow crisis the charity approached the Angus Presbytery.

The response was phenomenal. Churches throughout Angus raised almost £1,500 in a single week.

A spokesperson from Starter Packs Angus expressed just how grateful the charity was. He said: “We were barely a week from having to close the door.

“The churches’ response was amazing.”