Inspiring visit for Rotary

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An Angus palliative care centre has benefitted from the generous fundraising of Monifieth Rotarians who have raised £1500 in their name.

Recently three members of the Rotary Club of Monifieth and District paid an inspiring visit to the Macmillan Centre at Stracathro Hospital to meet staff and patients from the centre and to present a cheque for £1500 to help with the work of the centre.

The day centre provides palliative care services for those coping with a variety of life limiting conditions. The atmosphere is relaxed, pleasant and uplifting. Patients attending can access volunteer drivers who provide a “door-to-door service”.

Stewart Butchart, immediate past president of the Rotary Club, presented the cheque to Sharon McFadyen, Community Macmillan nurse specialist, and Anne Robb, service manager for Tayside Specialist Services.

Stewart commented: “Thanks to the generosity of local people who support our fundraising efforts we are pleased to be able to assist the work at the Angus palliative care centre.

“It is also very rewarding to visit the Stracathro centre to see for ourselves the great work done to help so many people and to meet staff nurses and, in particular, users of the centre.”

Sharon and Anne thanked Rotarians and their supporters for the very generous donation which will be used to support people in Angus with palliative care needs.

The main fundraiser was the club’s team golf tournament over Monifieth Medal Course, and also a plant sale on the High Street, a quiz night and collections at the local branches of Tesco and Dobbies.