Provost Jim Todd joined service users and staff from Cumnock’s Riverside Centre as they visited residents of Rowantree Court, Drongan to spread some festive cheer. As part of the Christmas Smiles appeal they took time to hand over some gifts, and most importantly share a chat and a few laughs with people who otherwise might be feeling a little lonely and isolated at this time of year.
Provost Todd explained: “This year, rather than choosing a single charity to support, I’ve been lending a hand to some of the many organisations that help to try and tackle loneliness and isolation – something that can be suffered by people of any age and situation at any time. It’s a wee reminder that if we’re fortunate enough to be surrounded by families and friends, we should take a wee bit of time to think of others and maybe just make contact, pop in and see if we can help, and spread a little bit of fun and happiness, especially at this time of year. aims to tackle some of the issues by giving out gifts to help make sure people who’re vulnerable, isolated and lonely don’t feel left out at Christmas.”