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Rotary Club of Forres to use £3000 from the Auchernack Trust Fund for afternoon tea for up to 125 invited guests in March and October


By Garry McCartney



Rotary teas for senior citizens at the Mosset Tavern are always popular.
Rotary teas for senior citizens at the Mosset Tavern are always popular.

A LEGACY left by a local postie is funding twice-yearly social gatherings for Forres pensioners.

Rotary Club of Forres has been granted another £3000 from the Auchernack Trust Fund to provide afternoon tea at the Mosset Tavern for up to 125 invited guests in March and October.

Rotary secretary Sheena MacGillivray has confirmed that the next event is on Wednesday, March 20.

Forres Rotary secretary Sheena MacGillivray.
Forres Rotary secretary Sheena MacGillivray.

She said: “We’re delighted to be awarded the funds which will enable two afternoon teas for senior citizens in Forres.

“These events bring people together to enjoy afternoons of chat, music and food.”

Forres Rotary invites up to 125 people and usually around 100 attend.

Names of potential attendees are provided by local organisations including churches, carers and more.

Letter invitations are delivered personally, usually by Rotarian Fraser MacGillivray on his bike.

Entertainment at the teas is provided by musicians Chris Stepien and Willie James.

“We are hoping to sing-a-long to some popular songs at our next tea,” said Sheena.

“The events always provide time for people to meet up ... and even sometimes dance!”

Popular local postie and Auchernack House resident William Cameron (centre, right) left a sizeable legacy to Forres.
Popular local postie and Auchernack House resident William Cameron (centre, right) left a sizeable legacy to Forres.

The Auchernack Trust is what remains of a donation of £750,000 left by late Forres postie William Cameron for the benefit of residents of Auchernack Care Home.

The Forres Moray Councillors and Community Council chairman meet twice-annually to choose projects to fund which benefit the elderly community in the Forres area.

Sheena finished: “Without this funding we would not be able to reach as many people in the community.”

For more information on how to apply please visit http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_91585.html or contact the local councillors.



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