A well known Inverurie charity is about to kick off a series of events to mark ten years in the town.
Fly Cup Catering was born in 1995 as a Harlaw Day Care Centre project to get Centre users involved with the preparation of simple lunches for the staff and other Centre users, as well as running a café at Inverurie West Church once a week.
Now, the emphasis is firmly on training and Fly Cup Catering enables adults with learning disabilities to train and work in the catering industry. Staff and volunteers provide in-house training such as Basic Food Hygiene certificates and NVQs which are verified by Banff & Buchan College, and many trainees go on to take up other work opportunities.
In addition to a sandwich shop at the Blackhall Industrial Estate headquarters, Fly Cup Catering runs a café in St Andrew’s Parish Church chapel which now opens four days a week due to public demand. The organisation provides a full range of outside catering for events such as business lunches, training courses and celebrations.
And to mark the organisation’s tenth birthday, the Friends of Fly Cup are to stage a variety show to raise much needed funds.
Taking to the stage of St Andrew’s Church on March 26th will be members of the Inverurie Rotary Glee Club, local artistes Valerie Chapman, Anne Kelly and Neil Hehir and local musical society Buzz.
The evening will also include a raffle thanks to the generosity of various local businesses as well as tea, coffee and Fly Cup shortbread.
Reflecting on Fly Cup’s decade in Inverurie, Ronnie Noble said: “As a charity we rely heavily on fundraising, and in the current financial climate this is becoming harder for us to achieve.
“Therefore, we are delighted and grateful to the Friends of Fly Cup for staging this wonderful variety show to kick off a series events to mark our tenth birthday.”
Tickets for the variety show cost £7 each and are available from St Andrew’s Church office, the Fly Cup café or Fly Cup at Unit 2 Burghmuir Circle, Inverurie. Children under 12 free.