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Keith homes foster community spirit with free meals and fundraising fun

A local community group created by two Keith care homes has held more events in the town, providing free meals for locals and supporting the town’s community hall.

The Keith Cares Club was established earlier this year by Glenisla and Weston View care homes to tackle social isolation, bridge the generational gap, and strengthen community ties within the town.

The homes have recently held a community lunch club where 60 care home residents and locals enjoyed a free meal. They have also hosted a lively evening of Tombola attended by 90 people in the town’s Longmore Community Hall. Through generous prize donations from individuals and local businesses, alongside a modest entry fee, the Club raised £400 for the Community Hall.

More events are planned over the summer, including a community picnic, and the Club will also have a presence at the Keith Show.

Shona Conlin, manager of Weston View care home said: “We’ve been delighted with the response from local people since we launched Keith Cares Club. Our last two events have been really well attended and our residents have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know more people in the community. We’re looking forward to more events – we’re only just getting started!”

Brenda Harper, manager of Glenisla care home added: “We’re so grateful to the teams at Weston View and Glenisla who have given up their spare time to support these events. We’d also like to thank the many individuals and local businesses, including Hays Travel in Buckie, who generously gifted us prizes for our Tombola. As a result, we’re pleased to be able to contribute to Longmore Community Hall. It’s a real asset to the town and we’re grateful for the support they have shown us.”