Over the Christmas period The Nine Trades supported Braw Tea Cafe, the not for profit social enterprise, based in Broughty Ferry. To raise funds for charity, Braw Tea commissioned the Mens Shed to build a Santa Grotto located on Castle Green where over 115 children visited Santa over five days. All the presents left over including Mr Men Books and Santa chocolates were donated to Transition Dundee who gave them out to local families on Xmas Eve via their community food programme on the Perth Road. This was a win-win!
Braw Tea Director, Jackie Mckenzie said, “Lots of local families were so delighted that we had a Santa’s Grotto and there was a real mixture of wailing kids as well as very sweet children who kept hugging and kissing Santa or asking him to read them stories. Very much a family friendly event. I am delighted to report that we took in £195.94 in voluntary donations. This was rounded up to £200 and donations of £100 were given to the Trussell Trust (Dundee and Angus Foodbank) and £100 to TASH for Ukraine. We were also given food parcels which I dropped off. I would like to thank the Nine Incorporated Trades and the Hammermen for their incredible support for this community event- it was a great success thanks to your input”.