Round Table needs new members

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THE ARBROATH and District Round Table is appealing for new members and warns without them the group could cease to exist.

The group, which is in its 60th year, say they have been operating with low numbers recently and will have to close without new additions.

The group is open to men between the ages of 18 and 45 and they hold various forms of fund-raising and social events.

In the last five years they have raised £42,000 for local charities and have helped out at many events in the local community.

Vice-president of the Arbroath Round Table Malcolm Scott is urging anybody interested to get involved as the group would be a sad loss to the area.

He explained: “Arbroath & District Round Table is 60 years old this year but like all clubs we need new members to keep things going.

“We’ve been running the club on a minimum of members for the last year and we really need new people who can bring enthusiasm and fresh ideas to the work we do for the local community.

“Without new members the Round Table will eventually cease to exist in Arbroath and this has already happened in Forfar.

It would be a sad loss to the area, it’s charitable causes and particularly for those men who will have missed the opportunity to enjoy the fun, friendship and laughs which Round Table has to offer.”

The group normally meets twice a month on the first and third Wednesday and they are aiming for men from a range of ages to join.

Recent events they have taken part in include the Cancer Research UK Relay for Life at Arbroath United Cricket Club where they raised £2,600.

They will be entering the fund-raising event again this year where members will be dressed as John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

Last year they also held their much renowned ‘Barnfest’ in Carmyllie which raised a massive £10,000 for local good causes.

Mr Scott added: “If you are interested in having fun and at the same time giving something back to the local community then why not come along to a couple of meetings and see what we are all about.

“You will be made most welcome and will find that not only are the visitations fun but the business meetings are fun too.”

For further information on the Arbroath Round Table visit the website at www.arbroathroundtable.org.uk or their Facebook page.

You can email membership@arbroathroundtable.org.uk or contact 07808 177889 or 07908 689103.