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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Guest speaker at a recent Caithness Heart support Group AGM was local Highland councillor Nicola Sinclair who gave a thought-provoking address about health services in Caithness and the challenges facing them and the NHS. Cllr Sinclair is well placed to speak to groups about health service having been a founder member of Caithness Health Action Team (CHAT) and still involved in the campaigns over Caithness health issues.
A TRIBUTE was paid at the AGM of Caithness Heart Support Group, recently, to long-serving chairman Ernie Ross, standing down after nine years service. Highlighting Mr Ross's contribution, the new chairman, Noel Donaldson said: "Ernie has not always enjoyed the best of health but has always given us a one hundred percent commitment to the group and that has been greatly appreciated." However, Mr Donaldson was pleased to add that Mr Ross was not severing his connection with the group but has decided to remain as a committee member.
Caithness Heart support Group AGM. Guest speaker was local Highland councillor Nicola Sinclair who gave a thought-provoking address about health services in Caithness and the challenges facing them and the NHS.
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Sun 25th Mar and Sun 1st Apr 2018 10.30am to 3.30pm. We have our annual batch of trees from the TCV, now at the woodland and ready for planting.
MSP praises campaign group for award. The honorary vice-president of Friends of the Far North line has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament praising the campaign group for winning a top award.
Caithness Heart Support Group handed over the latest equipment it has funded, to the medical practices at Wick GP surgeries. Accepting an ECG machine from group member Janice Macgregor (right front) is Pearson practice nurse Shirley Macleod.
THE renovated croft house at the top of Newtonhill will be the focus for an illustrated talk by volunteers who are hosting it on behalf of Caithness Heart Support Group. The historic croft house dates back to the 18th century.
CAITHNESS Heart Support group recently bade a fond farewell to its patron Miss Anne Dunnett who retired from public life recently. The group was only one of several local organisations Miss Dunnett was involved in, not least as the county's Lord Lieutenant.
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.
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.
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.