Day centres across the region face a cut in funding from the start of the next financial year, but the Riverside Day Centre have been proactive in rising to the challenge of raising around £40,000 a year to plug the funding black hole. Organisations and individuals have, so far, raised over £28,000 to help the popular day centre continue to operate.
Eric and Anna Sloan from Newton Stewart completed the Crazy Screwball Car Rally on the continent raising £2400. The House o’ the Hill is giving a donation next week. An offer to be a ‘friend of the day centre’ for £20, received 160 replies and there is also a variety concert in the pipeline with all the performers are giving their time and talents free of charge.
Day Centre Chairman Bill Stuart said: “I really must thank all the people who have raised money for the Riverside. We only started in March/April and the total will be may well be more than £28,000. I am amazed that there are so many people willing to help us.”