Dear Editor, The Royal Cafe on South Bridge Street in Airdrie, now renamed The Cosy Cafe, is one of the oldest remaining in the district.
It continues to be a very popular venue with both locals and visitors, offering a high level of customer service as well as excellent menu choices and cuisine.
The following wee poem is an extended thank you to the owner and staff for their sustained effort and hard work in creating a combination of a warm atmosphere, and delicious meals and drinks. For delicious scrumptious meals that will make you glow The lovely Cosy Cafe is the place to go. The lentil soup is always bubbling away, The chips are crisp and golden, freshly cooked each day. The proprietor, Mark, never wears a frown; His yummy homemade scones are a legend in the town. Wee Ryan the waiter will welcome you with a friendly grin; At the Cosy Cafe, nothing is served out of a tin. The cafe window is seasonal, creative and bright – Easter, Halloween and Christmas decorations are sheer delight. So next time you walk by the Cosy Cafe door, Please go in; you will come back for more.
William Queen, Glenmavis Thanks from charity Dear Editor,
On behalf of Children 1st, I’d like to thank the people of Airdrie and Coatbridge for their continued support for Scotland’s national children’s charity.
We’re overwhelmed by the generosity and fundraising efforts from everyone across Scotland.
It’s this kindness that has allowed us to help over 8000 children and their families in 2018 alone.
We’d like to say special thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery in Monklands, for 10 years of support through Postcode Children Trust.
This has enabled us to continue delivering vital support services – which include our advice network, Parentline.
In the past year, Parentline supported more than 2100 parents thanks to the players, and we look to expand our presence locally this year.
We’ve also been able to prevent and protect children and their families from traumatic experiences, including poverty, loss and abuse thanks to the players, as well as helping them become stronger and more resilient together.
With the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery, through Postcode Children Trust, we can help build a brighter future for more children and families in Airdrie and Coatbridge.
Mary Glasgow, Children 1st
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