Hundreds have fun at Town Mission

More than 500 children and adults came along to the Big Community Fun Day held in Arbroath Town Mission at the weekend.

The free event organised by the Town Mission was held on Saturday and throughout the afternoon there was a steady stream of people turning up to enjoy the festivities.

The Fun Day included a bouncy castle, face paints, gel nail painting, a boxing workshop, big screen Wii games, a story corner, a games loft, refreshments and a wide variety of very popular Easter crafts.

Pastor Dave Webster, of Arbroath Town Mission, said: “We are just so pleased that so many people decided to come along.

“We wanted to do something to let our local community know that we care about them and the positive response and comments by so many was a great encouragement.

“We also had a fantastic team of volunteers working their socks off for the whole day.”

The event was well 
supported by local firms, 
according to Dave.

He explained: “Marjory MacDonald Solicitors heard that we were running the event and decided they wanted to help sponsor us, which was fantastic and helped us push the boat out a bit more, so we are very grateful for their generous support as well.”

Visitors received a party bag and helium balloon as they left, along with an information leaflet about Arbroath Town Mission and the activities that take place there.

One of these forthcoming activities is the Mission Kids Holiday Club which will run for free and takes place from July 7 to 11 on a Commonwealth Games theme to tie in with Glasgow 2014.

Arbroath Town Mission is at 95 Grant Road and Sunday services are 11 a.m. for the family service and 6 p.m. for the evening service. Arbroath Town Mission can also be found on Facebook.