A PARTY of youngsters from the LadyBird Playgroup, which is based at the Community Wing at Arbroath Academy, visited Jumping Joeys at West Links on Tuesday morning when everyone had a great time.
The outing was made possible by a donation of £142 made to the playgroup by the Association of Residents of Cliffburn and Hayshead (ARCH).
Arthur Pritchard, who is chair of the Association, explained: “We were donated money by the Strathairlie Neighbourhood Association (SANA) when it dissolved a couple of years ago. They requested it be used for entertaining children in our area.
“We have taken a while to get around to organising events, mainly because our office was water damaged when the Mayfield Terrace flats were being demolished and a new roof was put onto the shops. It sort of knocked the stuffing from the committee but gradually we are getting back to where we want to be, which is helping our community.
“Hopefully they can see that the money they donated is being used for the purpose it was intended.”
Arthur continued: “We are also subsidising two children’s Christmas parties for ages 10 to 12 and five to nine which will be held in the Cliffburn Hotel on Sunday, December 9, and Sunday, December 16. This will also use the money donated by SANA.
“The tickets are limited to 80 children at each party so if anyone living in the Cliffburn and Hayshead area would like to purchase a ticket I would urge them not to delay. They can be obtained from the Community Office, 8 Mayfield Terrace, Arbroath, on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, from 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.”
Jackie Mitllari of the Ladybird Playgroup said: “We were delighted to be approached by ARCH and given the offer of the money. The children were so excited when we told them they were all going to Jumping Joeys for a morning.
“We would also like to thank the residents of Strathairlie for donating the money to ARCH.”