Support in Mind Scotland's Edinburgh Service, The Stafford Centre, have been proudly showing off a brand new kitchen in the cafe area, after supporters generously answered an emergency call.

In the build-up to Christmas, it was discovered that the previous kitchen was in need of urgent repair, and we launched an emergency appeal to people to help us find a way to find and finance a replacement.

First, an appeal on Facebook raised around £700 in donations, then one of Support in Mind Scotland's supporters stepped forward with a very generous £2,000 anonymous donation, and the balance needed to fit and pay for the new kitchen came from proceeds of our Grand Christmas Raffle, which we ran with our corporate partners Traveleads, who kindly agreed to support the kitchen project.

The Centre in Broughton Street was forced to close for a few days last week to allow the installation to take place, and after that a team of five service user volunteers worked tirelessly on Friday to get the area clean and ready for use on Monday.

Michele Mason, manager at the Stafford Centre, said: "It is wonderful that so many people have rallied behind us in this way to help us open the new kitchen, which will be enjoyed by the many people who access the centre for many years to come. We are extremely grateful and touched by the generosity shown by all concerned."

Support in Mind Scotland's Stafford Centre has been supporting people in and around Edinburgh with their mental health for more than 30 years, and has around 1,100 visits per month. The Stafford Centre is based at 103 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RZ. Telephone: 0131 557 0718