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Support Groups News

5/9/2019
Fashion Show For Local GroupThumbnail for article : Fashion Show For Local Group
See poster.  
18/8/2019
Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick BayThumbnail for article : Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick Bay
Black Saturday was, as reported at the time, a ‘fearful calamity'.  In Wick Bay, alone, some 37 fishermen lost their lives, with countless more perishing around the coasts.  
18/8/2019
Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick Bay - Short FilmThumbnail for article : Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick Bay - Short Film
Short Film of part of the ceremonies..  
15/8/2019
Worried About Someones Drinking?Thumbnail for article : Worried About Someones Drinking?
Al-Anon Family Groups are for the families & friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, & hope in order to solve their common problems.   Mutual support groups for families and friends of problem drinkers.  
10/8/2019
Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick BayThumbnail for article : Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick Bay
Black Saturday was, as reported at the time, a ‘fearful calamity'.  In Wick Bay, alone, some 37 fishermen lost their lives, with countless more perishing around the coasts.  
24/7/2019
Living Well EventThumbnail for article : Living Well Event
If you are living with any long term condition in the Highland area this event is for YOU! Specialist talks on Self Management, Living with Fatigue, Pain Management and Hope will be available via video link to all venues.   Exhibitors at each venue will offer you the opportunity to find out more about local services.  
18/6/2019
First Minister meets families at V&A DundeeThumbnail for article : First Minister meets families at V&A Dundee
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited V&A Dundee this week to celebrate over 10,000 people taking part in free family workshops since the museum opened.   The First Minister also met with Home-Start Dundee, a local charity which supports families with young children through a range of issues including post-natal depression, isolation, physical health problems and bereavement.  
31/5/2019
HomeStart Caithness Team Raising Fund In the Kilt WalkThumbnail for article : HomeStart Caithness Team Raising Fund In the Kilt Walk
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.  
Labour Party Visit To Caithness Hears About Third Sector and Health Issues From CHATThumbnail for article : Labour Party Visit To Caithness Hears About Third Sector and Health Issues From CHAT
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.  
15/4/2019
Francis Street Bowlers, Wick Supports 3 Local GroupsThumbnail for article : Francis Street Bowlers, Wick Supports 3 Local Groups
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.  
15/4/2019
Tree Planting At Newtonhill WoodlandThumbnail for article : Tree Planting At Newtonhill Woodland
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.  
12/4/2019
Become a Volunteer with Home-Start Caithness and help local familiesThumbnail for article : Become a Volunteer with Home-Start Caithness and help local families
Come on the next Volunteer Preparation Course.   Wednesdays - 10am - 2.30pm May 22nd, 29th and June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th.  
1/4/2019
Cancer Support Group for Men - Meetings for 2019Thumbnail for article : Cancer Support Group for Men - Meetings for 2019
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.  
4/3/2019
CNS FUND awards maximum funding for MS Therapy Centre RefurbishmentThumbnail for article : CNS FUND awards maximum funding for MS Therapy Centre Refurbishment
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.  
23/2/2019
Caithness Defirillator Campaign - Latest Donation £600Thumbnail for article : Caithness Defirillator Campaign - Latest Donation £600
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.  
21/2/2019
Advice in Scotland 2017-18 - Increasing DemandThumbnail for article : Advice in Scotland 2017-18  - Increasing Demand
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.  
1/2/2019
Caithness defibrillator campaign group (cdcg) big donationThumbnail for article : Caithness defibrillator campaign group (cdcg) big donation
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.  
28/1/2019
Where are the Defibrilators in Caithness? - See the list.Thumbnail for article : Where are the Defibrilators in Caithness? - See the list.
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.  
28/1/2019
Caithness Defibrillator Campaign Group (CDCG) Latest Map & List of AEDs in CaithnessThumbnail for article : Caithness Defibrillator Campaign Group (CDCG) Latest Map & List of AEDs in Caithness
Latest location map of defibrillators in Caithness..  
16/1/2019
Valentines MarketThumbnail for article : Valentines Market
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.