Support Groups News
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.
197 projects to tackle inequalities across Scotland. Caithness CAB and Pulteneytown People's Project are among the recipients of the grants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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..
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.