THE GATE has announced it will be reopening its doors this week with an open day to allow the public to find out more about the charity.

The charity has been long established in the Wee County for over ten years and has recently carried out refurbishments to their Ludgate home.

The Gate will be holding their open day at 2 Ludgate on Thursday, May 25 and hopes to welcome as many people as they can.

There was a need for a bigger premises to allow the Gate to balance the projects they cover including soup pot, school uniform bank, charity shop and support for Ukrainian families.

Jilly Guild, chief officer for the Gate, hopes that the new premises will allow them to provide more help to those who need it.

She said: “ Over the past few years, we have become more resilient, efficient, and adept at responding to the new manifestations of poverty.

“However, our space has limited the types of projects that we deliver.

“Our new space will allow for us to offer more support and solutions for people who are in crisis. The building is now warm, inviting and most importantly – welcoming.

“After years of making do with limited space, we now have designated areas for community educations, life-skills and cookery classes, foodbank, starter pack project and food top-up larder.

“We are delighted and immensely proud of our space. Thank you to the community, our volunteers and partners who have helped our dream to become a reality.”