The Provost of Fife, Jim Leishman, was the guest of honour at Dalgety Bay’s Day Care Centre where he cut the ribbon at the official opening of the facility’s new extension.
Dalgety Bay Day Care association has proved essential for the elderly residents of the village for 25 years. For many, it’s the only opportunity they get to meet and chat over a cup of tea.
As well as celebrating its 25th year, the centre has marked an extension to its premises at the official opening attended Mr Leishman. In recent years, the day care centre moved from the now closed former Social Club to premises on Pentland Rise.
The management committee has stressed how difficult it has been to raise money to provide such a facility. Funds to finance the extension were difficult to raise, said the organisation.
John Liston, president of Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay Rotary Club, handed over a cheque for £500 from his members to the day care association. He said: “It means a lot to the older people that they’ve got somewhere to come. We’ve got five Rotarians who are drivers for the Day Care Centre.”
Jan Owenson, chair of the day care centre’s management committee said: “Any funding is very, very helpful for us because we have to raise all the money ourselves. We are given a grant from the council for running costs but we don’t get any other funding from the council so anything that we do we have to do ourselves.”
MSP Helen Eadie was also pleased to offer her support to the centre and the day care association.
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