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Free Dog microchipping and healthcare events - ThursoThumbnail for article : Free Dog microchipping and healthcare events - Thurso
The Dogs Trust, the UK's largest dog welfare charity has teamed up with The Highland Council dog wardens to provide free drop-in microchipping and healthcare events for dogs in Alness, Inverness, Nairn, Thurso and Wick.   On Tuesday 7 May 2019 owners and their 4-legged friends are invited to come along to the Farmers show Field in Nairn between 12 noon and 3.30pm.  
Funding Sources Supplied By Caithness Voluntary Group
Applications for the NHS Highland Third Sector Funding have just opened.  NHS Highland believes that a thriving third sector is a real asset to the Highlands.  
Wednesday 12th June 2019, 10am-1.30pm.  Pulteney Centre, Wick.  
Funding Opportunity - Ecclesiastical Insurance Movement for Good Awards
Ecclesiastical Insurance Movement for Good Awards The £1million Giving programme has two funding categories: 500 Charities will be awarded £1,000 On Tue 23 April 2019, Ecclesiastical Insurance launced its Movement for Good awards - a programme designed to give £1million to charities.   In the first round of funding, 500 charities will each be awarded £1,000.  
Caithness Disabled Access Panel
The Caithness Disabled Access Panel meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the Pulteney Centre between noon and 2pm. The aim of the panel is to campaign so that disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. It looks to achieve full access and inclusion for everyone. It does this by working together - including people with any type of impairment, statutory organisations and disability organisations.   Panel members would be delighted to hear from anyone who shares their goals and might want to get involved with their work. For further information, contact Helen Budge at or speak to Allan Tait at Caithness Voluntary Group on 01955 603453. .  
Wick Baptist Church Opening TimesThumbnail for article : Wick Baptist Church Opening Times
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Raising awareness of sepsisThumbnail for article : Raising awareness of sepsis
New campaign focuses on spotting the early signs.   The five early signs of sepsis are to be highlighted in a new campaign to help raise public awareness of this potentially fatal condition.  
Outdoor enthusiasts encouraged to join spring clean of ScotlandThumbnail for article : Outdoor enthusiasts encouraged to join spring clean of Scotland
Quartet of organisations call for collective ownership of outdoor paths.   Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has joined forces with Sustrans Scotland, Jog Scotland and Paths for All to encourage outdoor enthusiasts - from joggers to bungee jumpers - to take collective ownership for the paths that help to support their outdoor activities.  
Be Part Of It Whale and Dolphin WatchThumbnail for article : Be Part Of It Whale and Dolphin Watch
Our Shorewatch volunteers help us to learn more about the different whales and dolphins living in Scottish waters.  No previous skill or knowledge is needed, just an enjoyment of the outdoors! You can do as much or as little as suits you.  
Green Health Week 22nd-29th April 2019 with NHS Highland - Photo Competition With Moray Firth RadioThumbnail for article : Green Health Week 22nd-29th April 2019 with NHS Highland - Photo Competition With Moray Firth Radio
Send Moray Firth Radio a picture of your favourite outdoor space for your chance to win a £150 voucher for an Outdoor Store of your choice! Green Health Week 22nd-29th April 2019 with NHS Highland Scotland's outdoors is an under-used health resource - our parks, paths, local green spaces, countryside and coast can supply our 'daily dose' of physical activity and mental refreshment.   Green Health Week is a promotional campaign encouraging people to get out into their local wild spaces, gardens and parks for improved health and wellbeing.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
The Rev. Deacon Jacques Cooke - ObituaryThumbnail for article : The Rev. Deacon Jacques Cooke - Obituary
The Reverend Deacon Jacques Cooke born 16 December 1924, Roubaix, Northern France: died 25th March 2019, Inverness.   James Cooke was the second of five children born to British father (John) and a Belgian mother (Marie-Louise nee Hollebecq), who met on the evening of the 11th November 1918 and married in June 1921.  
Caithness Community Planning Partnership - Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Caithness Community Planning Partnership Will take place on Wednesday 17th of April 2019 The Pentland Hotel, Thurso.  11:00am - 1:00pm.  
John O'Groats Mill Trust Receives £348,064Thumbnail for article : John O'Groats Mill Trust Receives £348,064
OVER £500,000 FOR FOUR COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP PROJECTS.   A sports hall in Easterhouse, a disused mill in John O'Groats, an area of amenity land in Strathpeffer and a stretch of foreshore on the Isle of Skye will soon be in the hands of local people as four community groups receive financial support from the Scottish Land Fund.    Announcement of the grants was made by Minister, Cabinet Secretary for Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham.  
Would You Like To Help Out At Mary Anns CottageThumbnail for article : Would You Like To Help Out At Mary Anns Cottage
We are almost at the start of our new season at Mary Anne's Cottage in Dunnet.   Recruiting volunteers has become increasingly difficult these last few years, and with the 1st May looming we are realising that we will possibly be struggling this season with who we have; two of our regulars have opted to become ‘standby', meaning they are only able to help on an emergency basis.  
Trustee recruitment and succession planningThumbnail for article : Trustee recruitment and succession planning
Trustee recruitment can be a challenge for some charities, but is a vital exercise that all charities must undertake at some point in their lifetime.   In their latest video, OSCR Head of Engagement Jude Turbyne talks about the best practices when recruiting a new charity trustee and provides some further sources of help and advice.  
Is Your Charity Ready For Brexit?
Preparing for Brexit.   It is currently planned that the United Kingdom will soon leave the European Union (EU).