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Tea party celebration for Caithness branch of Enable


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Craig Mathieson (centre) hands over prizes to the lucky spot-dance winners of the afternoon (from left), Christopher Nichol, Charlene Wilkinson, Eileen Crocket and Ronald Harris, with musician Colin McFeat looking on. Pictures: Willie Mackay
Craig Mathieson (centre) hands over prizes to the lucky spot-dance winners of the afternoon (from left), Christopher Nichol, Charlene Wilkinson, Eileen Crocket and Ronald Harris, with musician Colin McFeat looking on. Pictures: Willie Mackay

The Caithness branch of Enable, the charity for people with a learning disability, celebrated the arrival of 2020 with an afternoon tea party in Wick.

Around 70 members, helpers and carers attended the event at Mackays Hotel, dancing to the music of Colin McFeat and taking part in a non-stop series of fun games organised by branch chairman Willie Mackay.

"Saturday's New Year tea party was very well attended," Mr Mackay said. "The members love dancing and taking part in fun games and the floor was never empty."

The Caithness Enable group is now in its 58th year. It runs a busy year-round programme of events, activities and outings.

"We currently have a voluntary management committee of 15 who work very well together organising and taking part in all the events," Mr Mackay said. "I am particularly proud of my volunteers who are all there for the cause and are committed to improving the quality of life for our learning-disabled members in Caithness."

The Caithness branch of Enable also help with a donation from its holiday fund for those who require assistance.

"We receive no core funding whatsoever to help run our year-round programme, which is costly, but we are grateful to the general public who periodically make donations to our funds and apart from that we organise fundraisers which do help," Mr Mackay added.

The Enable programme of events will continue in February with a Valentine dance.


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