Support Groups News
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.
THE Thurso and Halkirk joint GP practice was delighted to receive much-needed replacement items for the surgery. An examination couch, heavy-duty, electronic scales and four pulse oxometers, were funded by Caithness Heart Support Group.
LOOK OUT your dancing shoes!...the Caithness Big Band is swinging into town next week. The musicians are again playing for the Caithness Heart Support Group, at Mackays Hotel, Wick, and it promises to be quite a night.
MOST of us enjoy a good story and here's an opportunity to hear a few of them. Caithness Heart Support Group's latest speaker is Eric Farquhar who will be delivering a selection of fascinating tales at the Norseman Hotel, Wick on Wednesday night - 4th November 2015 Group press officer Noel Donaldson said: "Eric has a great way of delivering these stories and I am sure it will be an entertaining evening." The story-telling starts at 7.30 pm in the Norseman's Heron Room.
THE Town and County Hospital's Newton Wing, at Wick, now has an ECG facility which will enable patients to have their hearts checked on-the-spot, without having to visit the town's Caithness General Hospital. The hi-tech box was funded by Caithness Heart Support Group and handed over, recently.
CAITHNESS Heart Support Group handed over the latest items of medical equipment it has funded. Wick medical centre's Riverview Practice received an ECG machine and the Pearson practice, a blood pressure monitor and a pulse oximeter.
CAITHNESS Heart Support Group was praised for its role in advising people on the lifestyle changes which could pre-empt heart attacks, as well as supporting them, before and after their operations. The warm tribute, paid at the group's AGM, came from the county's Lord Lieutenant Anne Dunnett.
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.