It seems that almost everyone has found themselves nominated to take part in the ice-bucket challenge – an internet-driven charity fundraising phenomenon which has swept the globe in recent weeks! So, not surprisingly, our youth group decided that it was time for them to take part – together! At the end of their session on Sunday evening 24th august, therefore, they lined themselves up – and got soaked!! Well done to our youngsters!!
When one reads the statistics concerning the plight of children in the poorest parts of the world, the sense of hopelessness felt can be overwhelming – the scale of the problem far beyond our ability to make a difference. But when you think in terms of the 300 children we care for in our two centres in Malawi, suddenly it becomes more manageable. And all the more so, when we start to think in terms of individual children, we begin to realise that with love and practical compassion, EVERYTHING is possible! (more…)
‘Tayside’s top police officer, Chief Superintendent Eddie Smith, will today reinforce the message that those who sell so-called legal highs are “not welcome in Angus”. This makes good reading in today’s Courier (21st August 2014) for all those of us who want to see the closure of head shops in Arbroath and across Angus. Though the police are restricted in what they can do by the state of the current legislation, there is no doubt that they are as committed as we are to ridding our town of the open selling of these highly dangerous substances. (more…)