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Support Groups News

13/9/2017
We are recruiting new Trustees At HomeStart CaithnessThumbnail for article : We are recruiting new Trustees At HomeStart Caithness
Can you spare a couple of hours a month to help change lives? The role of the Trustee.   You may bring a particular expertise to the board, such as professional skills in finance, IT, business, personnel management or marketing and PR, but equally as important are listening and communication skills, commitment and common sense.  
8/9/2017
Kiltwalk Man Raising Money For HomeStart CaithnessThumbnail for article : Kiltwalk Man Raising Money For HomeStart Caithness
Robert Smith has signed up for the Kilt Walk in Edinburgh on September 17th to raise money in aid of Home-Start Caithness.   "I spent my childhood in Caithness and have decided to support their local branch of Home-Start.  
31/8/2017
Could you volunteer for Home-Start Caithness?
Could you volunteer for Home-Start Caithness? We are a family charity that works with young families who need a little extra support and friendship.  We need both men and women who have parenting experience to join our team of dedicated volunteers and befriend a family that needs just that little extra support.  
14/9/2016
Caithness Heart Support Group Donate EquipmentThumbnail for article : Caithness Heart Support Group Donate Equipment
THE Thurso and Halkirk joint GP practice was delighted to receive much-needed replacement items for the surgery.   An examination couch, heavy-duty, electronic scales and four pulse oxometers, were funded by Caithness Heart Support Group.  
14/11/2015
Caithness Big Band Swings For Heart Support GroupThumbnail for article : Caithness Big Band Swings For Heart Support Group
LOOK OUT your dancing shoes!...the Caithness Big Band is swinging into town next week.   The musicians are again playing for the Caithness Heart Support Group, at Mackays Hotel, Wick, and it promises to be quite a night.  
1/11/2015
Telling tales in an entertaining wayThumbnail for article : Telling tales in an entertaining way
MOST of us enjoy a good story and here's an opportunity to hear a few of them.   Caithness Heart Support Group's latest speaker is Eric Farquhar who will be delivering a selection of fascinating tales at the Norseman Hotel, Wick on Wednesday night - 4th November 2015 Group press officer Noel Donaldson said: "Eric has a great way of delivering these stories and I am sure it will be an entertaining evening." The story-telling starts at 7.30 pm in the Norseman's Heron Room.  
24/10/2015
New ECG Machine Presented By Caithness Heart Support GroupThumbnail for article : New ECG Machine Presented By Caithness Heart Support Group
THE Town and County Hospital's Newton Wing, at Wick, now has an ECG facility which will enable patients to have their hearts checked on-the-spot, without having to visit the town's Caithness General Hospital.   The hi-tech box was funded by Caithness Heart Support Group and handed over, recently.  
15/6/2015
Caithness Heart Support Group Presents More Medical EquipmentThumbnail for article : Caithness Heart Support Group Presents More Medical Equipment
CAITHNESS Heart Support Group handed over the latest items of medical equipment it has funded.   Wick medical centre's Riverview Practice received an ECG machine and the Pearson practice, a blood pressure monitor and a pulse oximeter.  
8/6/2015
Summer means Wednesdays at St. John's, WickThumbnail for article : Summer means Wednesdays at St. John's, Wick
The congregation of St.  John's Scottish Episcopal church in Wick are opening the church on Wednesdays, noon till 3 pm, for anyone to visit and see this beautiful compact church on the corner of Moray Street.  
29/5/2015
Caithness Heart Support Group Praised At 2015 AGMThumbnail for article : Caithness Heart Support Group Praised At 2015 AGM
CAITHNESS Heart Support Group was praised for its role in advising people on the lifestyle changes which could pre-empt heart attacks, as well as supporting them, before and after their operations.   The warm tribute, paid at the group's AGM, came from the county's Lord Lieutenant Anne Dunnett.  
17/4/2015
Improve Your Health - Visit The Pentland Hotel On Saturday 18th April 2015Thumbnail for article : Improve Your Health - Visit The Pentland Hotel On Saturday 18th April 2015
CAITHNESS Heart Support Group is hosting a major awareness event aimed at helping people to maintain and improve their health.   Arranged on a drop-in basis, at the Pentland Hotel, Thurso, it will feature six organisations, the Caithness Diabetes Group, Wick Wheezers, the community stroke services of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, North Highland Cancer Support, Befriending Caithness, and Caithness Deaf Centre.  
28/3/2015
Caithness CAB, Ormlie Community Association and Pulteneytown People's Project Gain FundingThumbnail for article : Caithness CAB, Ormlie Community Association and Pulteneytown People's Project Gain Funding
197 projects to tackle inequalities across Scotland.   Caithness CAB and Pulteneytown People's Project are among the recipients of the grants.  
7/3/2015
Wick Medical Centre Staff Present Cheque To Caithness Heart SupportThumbnail for article : Wick Medical Centre Staff Present Cheque To Caithness Heart Support
Caithness Heart Support Group's funds received a welcome boost, recently, in the shape of this handsome cheque for £1,386 from the two practices at the Wick medical centre.   The cash represented the proceeds from fundraisers organised by the staff each year, for local charities.  
21/2/2015
Three chairs for Thurso medical practiceThumbnail for article : Three chairs for Thurso medical practice
Dr Anna Seborova tests one of three, padded, phlebotomy chairs presented to Thurso and Halkirk medical practice, by Caithness Heart Support Group.   In addition, a mobile drip stand and an emergency first aid/responder bag were handed over.  
1/2/2015
Long Service Award For SSAFA StalwartThumbnail for article : Long Service Award For SSAFA Stalwart
This item was lost in the email from March 2014.   Jack McKechnie receives his long service award for 20 years from the Branch Chair, Sharon Johns.  
11/12/2014
Noel tunes up for a festive fundraiserThumbnail for article : Noel tunes up for a festive fundraiser
What do the accordion, the coffee cup and a funny Christmas hat have in common? The answer is a coffee and carols session at the Norseman Hotel on Saturday, in aid of Caithness Heart Support Group.  I'll be playing the carols and other festive favourites from 10am-noon so if you fancy a cuppa and a 'bickie', why not have a break from your shopping and take the weight off your feet for a mere £2.  
5/12/2014
Board Members Needed - Pentland Housing Association
Meetings in Thurso.   Are you looking for an awarding way to use your talents? Can you help us provide even higher quality services to our tenants, and improve people's lives? Pentland Housing Association is a key provider of social rented housing in the County of Caithness, but in combination with its two subsidiaries, Pentland Community Enterprises and Pentland Energy Advice, it has a wider remit to support and invest in local regeneration, and help sustain local communities.  
20/10/2014
Bumper Cheque For Caithness Heart Support GroupThumbnail for article : Bumper Cheque For Caithness Heart Support Group
BIG CHEQUE and a sizeable amount to match...that's the sum total of a charity cycling challenge undertaken by Wick riders Arthur Robertson (left) and Willie Macdonald, recently.   The enterprising pair clocked up some 78 miles circling the county in demanding weather conditions, to raise a impressive £2,500 for Caithness Heart Support Group.  
11/9/2014
2015 Caithness Calendar To Boost Caithness Heart Support GroupThumbnail for article : 2015 Caithness Calendar To Boost Caithness Heart Support Group
THE winter reflections scene at the Riverside, Wick, is just one of the many scenes in Caithness Heart Support Group's 2015 calendar.   A limited number of copies will be available at the group's latest fundraiser at the Norsemen Hotel on Saturday night, featuring the Caithness Big Band.  
7/9/2014
Big Band Bash Could Boost Heart Group's FundsThumbnail for article : Big Band Bash Could Boost  Heart Group's Funds
THE popular Caithness Big Band returns to Wick's Norseman Hotel, later this month, for a charity bash in aid of the Caithness Heart Support Group.   It's one of the group's biggest fundraisers and tickets both for the event, on September 13, and raffle, are available.