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Support Groups News


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.  
22/6/2014
HomeStart Caithness - Newsletter Spring/SummerThumbnail for article : HomeStart Caithness - Newsletter Spring/Summer
The latest newsletter from HomeStart Caithness gives updates on what has been happening to the groups in the past few months.   To read the news letter Click HERE.  
29/5/2014
SUPPORT GROUP IN GOOD HEART CHAIRMAN TELLS AGMThumbnail for article : SUPPORT GROUP IN GOOD HEART CHAIRMAN TELLS AGM
CAITHNESS Heart Support Group is in fine fettle and looking forward with confidence to the challenges it faces in the new financial year.   That was the upbeat message that went out from its AGM, held, recently, in the canteen at Caithness General Hospital.  
6/5/2014
What's Happening At MS People CaithnessThumbnail for article : What's Happening At MS People Caithness
MS People Caithness is an organisation formed to raise awareness and money for people with MS in Caithness.  We are available to help and support in many areas such as claiming benefits, we have a travel scooter available that can be lent out to people going on holiday & help with specialist equipment.  
14/4/2014
Your Citizens Advice Bureau – here to help
Caithness CAB was set up in 1982 and has been running successfully ever since.   Your Citizens Advice Bureau – here to help The CAB service is here to help you.  
23/1/2014
New Year: new challenges? Thumbnail for article : New Year: new challenges?
Home-Start Caithness is currently recruiting Home-Visiting volunteers to provide families with one-to-one support.  If you are looking for a new challenge this year, why not invest two hours a week of your time and make a lasting difference to a local family.  
24/10/2013
Caithness Heart Support Group - Presentation 1Thumbnail for article : Caithness Heart Support Group - Presentation 1
Caithness Heart Support Group made a double presentation of equipment at the Wick Medical Centre, recently.  The first was a digital scales handed over to Riverview practice nurse Laura Stewart by group chairman, Ernie Ross (above).  
24/10/2013
Caithness Heart Support Group - Presentation 2Thumbnail for article : Caithness Heart Support Group  - Presentation 2
Caithness Heart Support Group made a double presentation of equipment at the Wick Medical Centre, recently.   The second presentation which will be used jointly by both the Riverview and the Dr Pearson practices, was the latest Doppler machine which measures the circulation in limbs and, unlike the one currently employed, can be used without an initial, patient-rest period of 20 minutes and provide a series of readings immediately.  
4/10/2013
Trustees Week Is Coming - You Can Help A Caithness Group
Trustees Week is running from 4th November to 10th Novermber 2013 to highlight the valuable contribition people who join the boards of charity groups make to their communities.   Trustees and directors of the boards of thousands of local charities make it possible for charities to run legally.  
27/6/2013
HomeStart Caithness Gain Volunteer Friendly AwardThumbnail for article : HomeStart Caithness Gain Volunteer Friendly Award
Home Start Caithness were presented with a Volunteer Friendly Award at a gathering in Thurso recently.   Lord Lieutenant of Caithness, Anne Dunnet presented the award to Home-Start Caithness staff, Rachel & Dorothy and Linda who is one of the volunteers that visit families..  
6/6/2013
Heart Support Group Presents New Monitors To Caithness General HospitalThumbnail for article : Heart Support Group Presents New Monitors To Caithness General Hospital
ONE of four vital signs monitors presented to Caithness General Hospital wards by Caithness Heart Support Group, recently.   Receiving it, on the hospital's behalf is its rural general hospital manager, Pauline Craw, and staff members.  
29/5/2013
New Al-Anon Group Set Up
A new group to help families has been set up.   Al-Anon will meet each Monday at 8.00pm in the conference room at Caithness General Hospital, Wick..  
24/5/2013
A Short Video To Tell You About HomeStartThumbnail for article : A Short Video To Tell You About HomeStart
This short video teels you what Home Start Caithness does.   HomeStart Caithness has been around for a few years and should not be confused with HomeAid another Caithness group doing entirely different things in the community.  
23/5/2013
SSAFA - Local Caithness Group To Help Armed Forces And FamiliesThumbnail for article : SSAFA - Local Caithness Group To Help Armed Forces And Families
Commitment deserves commitment are the latest watchwords from SSAFA a charity set up to help serving memebrs or ex memebrs of the armed forces in the UK.   Local Caithness organiser Sharon Johns from Murkle is looking for volunteers to help her provide support to local members or ex-members of the armed forces in Caithness.  
9/5/2013
Home Visiting Volunteers Home-Start CaithnessThumbnail for article : Home Visiting Volunteers  Home-Start Caithness
Are you a parent? Could you be a good role model for parents who are struggling with their young children? Do you have a couple of hours a week to spare? If so, we would love to hear from you! Whats in it for you?...  * Training & Development.  
14/4/2013
Helping People With Brain Injuries In Caithness
Headway Highland has a branch in Caithness that aims to help local people who have suffered a brain injury.   Headway Highland in Caithness March 2011 saw the opening of a local support group in the Caithness area as part of Headway Highland.  
13/12/2003
League Of Friends Confirm Second Demo at 6:00pm At Caithness General Hospital
As local feeling continues to rise on the Maternity Services issue in Caithness confirmation has been given that a second demonstration will take place at 6:00pm at Caithness General Hospital on Monday 15th.   The first demo will happen to coincide with the arrival of Professor Calder and his team as part of the review.  
13/12/2003
Young Mums Groups Ready For Demo
A variety of groups that involve young mothers is likely to arrive with pushchairs and prams on Monday.   Several groups from around Caithness intend to be represented at the Noon Demonstration with several intending to attend both the noon and 6:00pm demos.