Support Groups News
The staff team at HomeStart Caithness are taking part in the Kilt Walk in Aberdeen to raise fund for the group that assists families and young children. Sunday 2nd June 2019.
A visit of the Labour Party Leader in Scotland Richard Leonard MSP accompanied by Rhoda Grant MSP heard from the third sector and Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) about problems arising to the community from changes to health provision and wide range of topics. Roger Saxon the local Labour party organiser and Alan Tait from Caithness Voluntary Group facilitated the meeting at the Pulteney Centre in Wick.
On Saturday 13th April 2019 the members of Francis Street Bowlers made three generous donation to three local groups. A day spent playing bowls at the opening day of the season at Thurso Bowling Club was followed by a buffet tea after which they presented the cheques.
Newton Hill Croft Woodland are holding tree planting volunteer days on Saturday/Sunday 13th & 14th April 2019, Saturday 21st April, 10.30am-3.30pm. The organisation received half their trees from the Woodland Trust and the rest from TCV.
Come on the next Volunteer Preparation Course. Wednesdays - 10am - 2.30pm May 22nd, 29th and June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th.
The group meets monthly and is for men who have you been affected by cancer, either as a patient or in support of someone else? Why not pop along to the meeting for a chat, or simply listen to the issues that affect men living with cancer. The purpose of the meetings is to learn from each other in order to improve our physical, emotional and/or financial well-being.
A Caithness MS support charity has been awarded £30,000, the maximum award, by the Caithness & North Sutherland Fund. The MS Therapy Centre Wick was given the money to help refurbish its premises in Braehead and create a new community wellbeing hub.
The Caithness Defibrillator Campaign were delighted to receive another donation. "We were delighted to visit the Pentland Housing Association Office this week where Modern Apprentice Kaitlyn Sutherland handed over a £600 cheque to our Chairman Billy Mitchell & our volunteers Bob Bell, Ron Gunn and Kay Rosie." Pentland Housing staff organised a 70s/80s disco in Thurso's Royal British Legion Club as well as staging an office dress-down day and selling home baking which raised £400, & was topped up by a £200 donation from the Pentland Housing Group Board.
A summary of evidence gathered by the Citizens Advice network in Scotland about their work. In total, Citizens Advice Bureaux assisted nearly 262,000 clients with almost 766,000 issues during 2017-18.
The Caithness Defibrillator Campaign Group (CDCG) would like to express their thanks to local couple John and Lorna Mackenzie for their most generous donation of £2,000 for the installation of a Public Access Defibrillator at Lieurary Hall. John and Lorna said "We are glad to help as it will be very worthwhile and a great benefit to the local community hopefully it will never be needed but if it helps towards saving a life, then that would be the biggest reward to us." John and Lorna also thanked Billy Mitchell (Chairman CDCG) for arranging the purchase and installation through the Community Heartbeat Trust for them and thanked the group for all the hard work that goes towards such a worthwhile cause.
list attached. No LOCATION ACCESS 1 BERRIEDALE - Berriedale Portland Estate Office KW7 6HE Public Access 24/7 2 BOWER - Subsea 7 Hastigrow Fabrication Facility KW1 4TP Public Access 24/7 3 BRIDGE of WESTER - Subsea 7 Wester Site, KW1 4UR Public Access 24/7.
Latest location map of defibrillators in Caithness..
Give the one you love something extra special this Valentine's. Forget the usual commercialised stuff from the supermarket and buy a gift that shows how much you care.
Guest speaker at a recent Caithness Heart support Group AGM was local Highland councillor Nicola Sinclair who gave a thought-provoking address about health services in Caithness and the challenges facing them and the NHS. Cllr Sinclair is well placed to speak to groups about health service having been a founder member of Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) and still involved in the campaigns over Caithness health issues.
A TRIBUTE was paid at the AGM of Caithness Heart Support Group, recently, to long-serving chairman Ernie Ross, standing down after nine years service. Highlighting Mr Ross's contribution, the new chairman, Noel Donaldson said: "Ernie has not always enjoyed the best of health but has always given us a one hundred percent commitment to the group and that has been greatly appreciated." However, Mr Donaldson was pleased to add that Mr Ross was not severing his connection with the group but has decided to remain as a committee member.
Caithness Heart support Group AGM. Guest speaker was local Highland councillor Nicola Sinclair who gave a thought-provoking address about health services in Caithness and the challenges facing them and the NHS.
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Sun 25th Mar and Sun 1st Apr 2018 10.30am to 3.30pm. We have our annual batch of trees from the TCV, now at the woodland and ready for planting.
MSP praises campaign group for award. The honorary vice-president of Friends of the Far North line has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament praising the campaign group for winning a top award.