Asda Kirkton is helping to bring Christmas home for service users in Dundee thanks to a massive donation.
The Boomerang Community Centre was presented with a cheque for £1,000 to enable it to throw a festive party including a fabulous Christmas meal for all of its older service users.
Without the funding from Asda Kirkton, the party would not have been able to go ahead.
Samantha Will, community champion at Asda Kirkton, said: “Boomerang was successful in applying for a Christmas local impact grant.
“This grant is one of the many ways Asda funds our communities.
“I volunteer on a Wednesday at the centre on Kemback Street, where I assist in serving food at the daily lunch club.
“The lunches attract a variety of people from the surrounding areas. “When Boomerang said it wanted to give the older service users a Christmas party, but the cost would be too great for its dwindling funds, I suggested it should apply for the grant.
“I will also be on hand to bring Christmas home to all who attend the special festive party.”
Boomerang Centre manager Neil Ellis and centre volunteers Imran Amin, Eddie Gardner and Stewart Mackay were on hand to receive the cheque from Samantha.
Neil said: “The donation of £1,000 received from the Asda Foundation will make a huge difference to our service users this Christmas.
“It will provide meals for 60 seniors along with a small gift and an afternoon’s entertainment at the Christmas party.
“At this time of the year, many of the membership suffer from isolation and loneliness.
“This small event helps to carry them through this occasionally desolate time.”
The Boomerang Centre is also organising its annual Christmas fair which will be held at the centre on Saturday December 15.
There will be a range of local craft and produce stalls for shoppers to explore, making it the perfect place to get those last few Christmas presents for all the family.
Goodies include crafts from makers such as Rosie’s Bits and Bobs, Fiona’s Candle Empire, Glass Glorious Glass and Avril Young’s Pebble Art.
If food and drink is more your thing, then the Dundee Gin Company will also be on hand, as well as ZoDelicious Cupcakes.
Entry, from 10am, costs £1 and includes hot chocolate and a mince pie.
There will also be a chance for children to meet Santa in his grotto.