Looking after Loch Arthur
On November 3 the annual Friends of Loch Arthur coffee morning and craft fair will be held again at The Usual Place community café.
Members of the Friends of Loch Arthur are holding the event to raise awareness and funding for the Loch Arthur Community and it will take place from 10am-noon.
Loch Arthur is a working community which includes men and women with learning disabilities. There are nine houses in which more than 70 people, both with and without disabilities, live.
There are two working farms, a weaving workshop and a woodwork workshop as well as a thriving farm shop, a bakery, creamery, working garden and a very successful café.
The Loch Arthur values of respect, acceptance and inclusion ensure a community where people feel a personal sense of belonging, acceptance and respect.
Everyone works in some way to make a meaningful cont ribution to the community.
The morning will offer coffee, tea and the baking and warm atmosphere The Usual Place is known for.
There will be a variety of crafts on display and for sale, ranging from bespoke cushions, stunning art work and wood turned items, hand crafted jewellery, glass work to many more.
Members of the Loch Arthur community will be there to sell their award winning produce, pies and bread and the woodwork items made in the workshop.
There will be the chance to chat to people about the friends committee and the Loch Arthur Community and find out more about the truly remarkable life it offers to all its members.
The funds raised by the Friends events go to purchase items which contribute to the life and work of the community and its members.
In recent years, they have purchased canoes for the community and a much appreciated garden tractor.
The suggested donations are £3.50 for adults and £1.50 children. For further information contact Karen Priestley on 01387 268600.